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Behavioral interviewing is a proven, powerful technique for improving the quality of information gained
during the interview process. Instead of having job applicants tell you "what you want to hear", this
approach produces powerfully predictive data which improves the accuracy of hiring decisions.
Starting with understanding the factors which lead to job success, the session will present question-asking and probing techniques designed to yield important predictors of the candidate's capabilities. Participants will gain skill in getting the whole story from candidates to minimize employment "surprises" down the road.
The session will provide guidance in evaluating candidate responses and linking information gathered in the interview to future on-the-job behaviors. Finally, participants will learn techniques for increasing the probability of acceptances to job offers.
Why should you Attend:
Virtually nobody, particularly in the US, gets hired without a job interview. Unfortunately, the traditional employment interview adds little to the accuracy of selection beyond flipping a coin. Typically, interviewers ask a series of "softball" questions to which the candidate tells the interviewer what he/she wants to hear.
The end result is a huge waste of time and job offers extended to the glib of tongue, not necessarily the most qualified.
The good news is that there is, indeed, a better way. Behavioral interviewing, a technique which has been researched and refined over the last thirty years, has consistently been shown to improve the accuracy of selection and enable hiring managers to make hiring decisions with more competence and confidence.
This session will serve as a primer for the techniques of behavioral interviewing, equipping attendees with the simple, but powerful tools to extract meaningful information from candidates and make decisions based upon more powerful information.
Areas Covered in the Session:
Who Will Benefit:
- The structure of competence
- The best predictor of future behavior
- Opening the interview
- Interview information categories
- Designing effective interview questions
- Probing for the whole story
- Evaluating the information received
- Telling and selling
- HR Generalists
- HR Directors
- Line Managers involved in Hiring
- Business Owners
Harold P Brull served as Senior Vice-President of Personnel Decisions International (PDI), now Korn Ferry Leadership Consulting, for 36 years. During his tenure he has designed selection processes and systems for over 1,000 organizations ranging from ford Motor Company to the Peace Corps. Harry is a licensed psychologist and has taught industrial/organizational psychology at the undergraduate and graduate levels for 17 years. He has served as an expert witness in employment law cases in both state and federal court, representing both private and public-sector clients.
Harry served as President of the International Personnel Assessment Council and is the recipient of the Stephen E. Bemis Memorial Award and the Clyde J. Linley Exemplary Service Award. He was a charter member of the Minnesota Employment Law Council.