The assessment comments made by managers are so influential that they can limit contradictory comments from others. Unfortunately, many in recruiting assume that something as obscure as the order in which interviewers, during panel interviews, provide assessment comments make little difference, but they are wrong. Instead, recruiters and hiring managers must realize that the early assessment comments provided by managers are extremely powerful. Once they are openly expressed to the other interviewers on the panel (out of deference or fear of the hiring manager), they will almost always stop offering any contradictory comments.
Whether a hiring manager’s candidate preferences