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How to Conduct Behavioural Interviews

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- How to Conduct Behavioural Interviews -

Course Overview

A survey by CareerBuilder found that 69% of organisations have been adversely affected by a bad hiring decision over the past year. What is a “bad hire”? Anyone employed who demonstrated any of the following issues within their first year at work: 
  • poor performance
  • failure to have a good relationship with others
  • negative or bad attitude
  • attendance problems
  • complaints from customers. 
During How to Conduct Behavioural Interviews training, you will learn how to navigate the often tricky waters of interviewing, to make sure you get your hiring decision right. During the course, you will learn the key to better interviewing  to  focus on uncovering each candidates’ strengths. If you want to improve every hiring decision, this training is essential.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Identify general competencies and translate them into performance criteria
  • Recognise the characteristics of and effectively develop behavioural-based questions
  • Explore useful techniques for reviewing resumes
  • Identify the elements to look for in candidates’ answers to behavioural-based questions.

Topics Covered

  • Developing a list of general competencies needed for the position
  • Using general competencies and performance criteria to develop behavioural-based questions
  • Recognising the characteristics of effective behavioural-based questions
  • Developing behavioural-based questions according to the competencies necessary for the position and the organisational culture
  • Knowing when and how to develop appropriate follow-up questions
  • Targeting areas on a resume that will need further explanation or clarification during the interview
  • General tips for interviewing candidates and conducting an interview with colleagues
  • Identifying the three most important elements to look for in a candidate’s answer to a behavioural-based question.

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