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The effectiveness of the Recruiting, Interviewing and Selection process can be no greater than the quality of the interviews themselves. Interviewers need to know how to follow a proven methodology for obtaining relevant information from applicants and properly assessing it. Interviewers need to know what to look for and how to gain that information. The objective of strategic recruitment and selection is to identify candidates who can and will effectively perform the job - while fitting into the organization.
Some experts say that "the typical interview - conducted by an untrained interviewer - is often no better than chance at predicting how an applicant will perform on the job.” Too frequently interviewers follow one of the following interviewing approaches;
Since a human tendency is to like applicants who are like us, a very important step for interviewers is having a thorough understanding of the position’s specifications. As obvious as this seems, some interviewers fail to take the time to identify the specific job criteria needed to be successful in the vacancy.
Just as an organization’s success is significantly influenced by the people it employs, a manager's success is largely dependent on the performance of his/her team. Knowing how to recruit the best employees is a critical skill for any manager. And the further a manager's career progresses the greater the need for this skill. So, lacking effective interviewing skills can severely limit a manager's career advancement.
There is an assumption that because a person has the title of manager he/she knows how to hire the right employee for your business. However, many managers learn to interview by trial and error - they have not been afforded the opportunity to learn a proven, step-by-step interviewing and selection process.
Additionally, the cost of making a poor hiring decision is significant in terms of lost productivity, quality, customer satisfaction - not to mention the costs associated with termination, possibly legal ramifications and then having to recruit and train a replacement. Making a poor hiring decision results in the loss of a significant investment both in time and money.
To fully appreciate the value of interview training it's helpful to consider the 'performance differential.'
This is the fact that a good hire will satisfy the needs of the position but a great hire will substantially increase the organization's performance.For example, the average Google employee contributes $1 million in company revenue. But an outstanding performer can generate $300 million in revenue.
Defining an Employment Interview
The Behavioral Interview
The Total Interview Format
Few managers would disagree with the idea that their Recruiting, Interviewing and Selection process significantly impacts all aspects of their organization’s performance - including its profitability. Organizations need quality candidates and managers need to know how to identify those candidates who have the competencies that meet the job requirements.
This webinar will provide the participants with the skills and a practical, proven step-by-step approach to the strategic interviewing & selection that participants can utilize themselves and/or introduce to their organizations.
Years of Experience: 25+ years
Areas of Expertise: Leadership Development and HR Management
Pete Tosh is Founder of The Focus Group, a management consulting and training firm that assists organizations in sustaining profitable growth through four core disciplines:
The Focus Group has provided these consulting and training services to manufacturing and service organizations across the U.S., Canada, Europe and the Middle East. Pete has worked closely with the leadership teams of organizations such as Exxon, Brinks, EMC, State Farm, Marriott, N.C.I. and Freddie Mac.
Prior to founding his own firm 25 years ago, Pete had 15 years of experience — at the plant, divisional and corporate levels — in Human Resource and Quality functions. Pete held leadership positions — to include the V.P. of Human Resources and Quality — with Allied Signal, Imperial Chemical Industries, Reynolds Metals, Charter Medical and Access Integrated Networks.
Pete also frequently facilitates a variety of leadership development programs for organizations such as the American Management Association — including Strategic Planning, Moving from an Operational Manager to a Strategic Leader, Strategic HR Management and Utilizing HR Metrics. Employees from over 3,000 organizations have benefited from Pete’s experience and perspective. Pete is co-author of Leading Your Organization to the Next Level: the Core Disciplines of Sustained Profitable Growth.
Pete holds a B.A. degree in Psychology from Emory and Henry College and Masters degrees in both Business Administration and Industrial Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University.View all trainings by this speaker