Successful Interviewing and Hiring

Michael Ferraro
This program is presented in a half-day format. Contact Us

This Successful Interviewing and Hiring training program teaches you to select the most qualified job candidate by applying the ever-popular behavioral approachâ„¢ to interviewing, which is presented in the More than a Gut Feeling III video program that is part of this training session.

This method, developed by Dr. Paul Green, directs you to probe the job applicant for specific examples of their past. Attendees of this class will learn helpful job-related interviewing techniques, which will enable them to refrain from judging an applicant on gut feeling by:

  • Asking rapport-building questions
  • Discussing the job
  • Taking notes and explaining why
  • Asking specific, open-ended questions to get specific answers
  • Allowing for silence if necessary
  • Maintaining control
  • Getting contrary evidence and evaluating

Objectives for this training program include the how-to topics:

  • How to plan a logical, structured interview that includes pre-planned interview questions
  • How to recognize the importance of developing an interview plan based on thorough knowledge of the job
  • How to understand that a behavioral example is a specific life-history event that can be used to determine the presence or absence of a skill
  • How to use interviewing techniques that allow for interviewer control
  • How to explain why it is important to make selection decisions based on facts and information, not on a gut feeling
  • How to explain why the concept of "the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior" is so important in the behavioral-based interview process
  • How to recognize why some questions cannot be legally asked in the interview process

Each employee will receive a participant's binder, which will include discussion questions and activities, as well as a self-study workbook to be used as a reference tool in the future.

Through our team approach to learning, the customization we provide for you, individual exercises and small group activities, we provide a fun, motivating approach for your employees.