“A team full of good people is an admirable goal for any leader. But there’s a common trap on the road to a goal like this that has snared many a well-meaning hiring manager.”
This article by Ben Baldwin and Donald Cowper not only explains the Halo effect but also comes up with three concrete solutions on how to neutralize it.
The article The Halo Effect: The Trap That Makes You Hire the Wrong Person is published on AllBusiness.com.
Wikipedia says: “The halo effect is a cognitive bias in which an observer’s overall impression of a person, company, brand, or product influences the observer’s feelings and thoughts about that entity’s character or properties.“