Interviewing sounds easy enough: you arrange for a conversation between you and potential candidates, and then select the best person for a particular position. But what if you could refine the process in such a way that you were confident that you are selecting the right person? How do you separate the good from the great, when they have similar work experience and strengths to offer? This workshop will give you the skills and tools to hire successful candidates.
You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
History of the Interviewing Process
The day will begin with a brief lecture on the history of the interviewing process, including Alfred Binet’s ideas, stress interviewing, and structured interviewing.
During this session, we will take a quick look at the six stages of the hiring process.
We will examine the three levels of factors in the hiring process in this session.
During this session, participants will analyze the cost of hiring an employee.
Determining just what you’re hiring for is the second stage of the hiring process. We will look at performing a job analysis and writing a position profile in this session.
Once you have analyzed what the job will entail, you will need to determine what technical and performance skills the candidate will need. We will examine various ways of doing this during this session.
During this session, we will examine the advantages and disadvantages of various advertising methods.
If you’re going to spend time and money looking for a candidate, you should make sure your ad passes the ten tests of advertising. In this session, participants will learn about these tests and apply them to job advertisements
Now that you have the stack of resumes on your desk, what are you going to do with them? Our recommendation is to use a resume screening guide. During this session, participants will learn what that is, how to develop one, and how to use it.
In addition to interviewing, you may also choose to have candidates complete a technical or performance exercise. Participants will look at both types of exercises in this session.
During this session, participants will discuss some common mistakes recruiters make and how to avoid them.
There are also some human mistakes that recruiters make; that will be your focus during this lecture.
During an interview, it is crucial to be aware of the non-verbal signals that you are giving and receiving. In this session, participants will explore some of these signals through a lecture and an exercise.
Obviously, the ability to ask questions is crucial to an interview. During this session, participants will learn how to use open questions, closed questions, and probes.
To wrap up the first day, participants will work on a case study to help Mitchel Hampton figure out why he had to fire an employee he recently hired.
During this session, participants will look at what behavioral interviewing is and how it differs from traditional interviewing. Participants will also have the opportunity to develop some sample behavioral questions.
There are two more key types of questions that you can use during an interview: achievement oriented and holistic. Participants will take a brief look at both types during this session.
Another type of interview question asks the candidate how they might behave in a certain situation. Participants will explore why these questions are so valuable, how to develop them, and how to use them.
Listening for what the candidate does and does not say is just as important as asking the right questions. During this session, participants will learn some key listening skills.
During this session, participants will role play one of four difficult applicants in a mock interview. They will also learn ways to get the information they’re looking for out of these types of people.
During this session, participants will learn some things that they should do before, during, and after the interview.
During the interview, there are some techniques that interviewers can use to keep things moving. This session will cover five of the most common methods.
During this session, participants will learn how to use performance-based rating scales.
In this session, participants will learn how to check references and use a reference guide.