Competency Based Interviewing Skills:
The interview is a common tool for employee selection. However, many interviewers have never been trained and it has long been recognised that the common method of interviewing does not really tell us much about a person’s behaviour, competencies or level of emotional intelligence when faced with difficult and sometimes challenging situations. While we may say that past behaviour is the best indicator of future behaviour, we do not act as though we believe this when we are interviewing candidates – often because we are not certain how to ask questions that will tell us about past performance.
In this workshop, we will address the importance of preparing a list of required competencies, the scenarios that can reveal whether the candidate has these competencies, as well as how to rate them. Participants will practise the pre-interview preparation, develop questions and their value, gain interview techniques that get specific, behaviour-based examples of past performance, and the strategies that follow through from this process.