How to Use Behavior Based Interviewing

Course Description: 

Using behavior based interviewing techniques when screening prospective new hires is an excellent way to increase the likelihood of matching the right people with the right jobs. Learn how to ask behavioral interview questions and what to listen for when making hiring decisions.

Do you want to improve your chances of selecting the right people for the right jobs? Many managers spend more time pitching applicants on why they should work for their companies instead of finding out what types of workers the people they're interviewing are likely to be. Using behavior based interviewing techniques when screening prospective new hires is an excellent way to increase the likelihood of matching the right people with the right jobs.

Learning Objectives

Behavior Based Interviewing is designed for those who participate in the process of screening and hiring job applicants. The underlying premise behind this popular and effective interviewing technique is that the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. By using behavior based interviewing techniques, managers can get a sense of what applicants have done in the past, what they learned from the consequences of their actions, and how they're likely to behave on the job in the future.

Topics covered in this half-day seminar include

  • Brief introduction to the interview, selection, and hiring process
  • What behavioral questions really are
  • How behavioral questions differ from situational ones
  • Why it is beneficial to use behavior based questions in your interviewing strategy
  • When to use behavior based questions
  • How to work behavior based questions into interviews along with other question types
  • How to construct behavior based questions
  • Understanding/interpreting responses to behavior based questions

Who Should Attend

  • Supervisors/team leaders involved in interviewing
  • Managers involved in interviewing
  • Executives
  • Business owners
  • HR professionals
  • Professionals preparing for a move to management

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