Behavioral Interviewing: The Achilles Heel of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Glassdoor for Employers

We've all been on the other side of the table when a hiring manager or recruiter asked us a behavioral interview question. Behavioral interviewing has been the gold standard in hiring and recruiting for decades. Building More Inclusive Behavioral Interviews.

Behavioral Interview Questions: What You Need to Know

The Hire Talent

Seasoned recruiters and HR departments know very well the distinction between traditional interview questions and behavioral interview questions. This type of interview helps companies learn whether a candidate is the best fit for a particular job.


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3 Must-Ask Behavioral Interview Questions, According to a Behavior Analyst

Glassdoor for Employers

Rose Street Spectrum, a multidisciplinary center for individuals with Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders, including Asperger’s Disorder and their families, employs a variety of experienced, licensed and certified staff members to provide diagnosis, assessment, treatment and follow-up services. In this continuously high-stress environment , the likelihood that inciting behaviors will occur is high.

Go Beyond Behavioral Interview Questions

Contract Recruiter

Employment interviews are the result of great sourcing and recruiting. Interviews are where recruiters and hiring managers put the pedal to the metal when they feel they have solid candidates lined up for openings and need to get to know them better to make hiring decisions. I have written a lot about the merits and importance of Behavioral Interviewing, which I strongly believe in. His go-to interview question is “Why shouldn’t I hire you?”

How Not To Use Behavioral Interviewing!


Behavioral interviewing is a perfect example. When you interview a candidate, what are you trying to do? Behavioral interviewing is a goofy interviewing protocol that doesn’t do any of these sensible things. Instead, in behavioral interviewing you ask the job-seeker an insulting series of “Tell me about a time when…” questions like these: Tell me about a time when you had to to work with a difficult person.

The Hidden Flaw In Behavioral Interview Questions


We’ve all used behavioral interview questions—questions that ask job candidates to recount a past experience so we can assess their likely future performance. In theory, behavioral interview questions should work just fine (because past behavior is usually a decent predictor of future behavior). But most interviewers ask behavioral questions in a way that gives away the correct answer and thus ruins the question’s effectiveness.

How to conduct a post-personality assessment interview


Personality assessments, in particular, should be conducted with care. To ensure a fair and equitable analysis, follow up with a post-personality assessment interview. Often, interviews include questions like “What is your biggest flaw?” Set up the interview.

8 Ways to Find and Screen Candidates for Strategic Thinking

Contract Recruiter

A combination of the two may often be necessary until you have more real-world data to use as a basis for your interview question. When interviewing a candidate, the interview process goes both ways. Watch for Signs of Strategic Thinking Throughout an Interview.

Conflict Resolution Skills: Examples and Assessment

The Hire Talent

They are difficult to assess in the pre-employment evaluation stage, but nothing is impossible for experienced recruiters using the proper tools. Luckily, we have plenty of instruments at our disposal to assess such subtle interpersonal abilities.

Interview Problem Solving Questions that Assess Skill Fit


Interview problem solving questions can give you a strong sense of how your candidates would perform on the job, if hired. You ask them to solve a real business problem, which can validate the skills and values the candidate expressed th rough answering behavioral interview questions. When you design your interview process to include problem solving questions, you can see whether the candidate can really do the job at hand—and you can make a higher quality hire.

How to Conduct a Soft Skills Interview in 4 Easy Steps


In this blog article we will take a step-by-step look at how to use soft skills from the very beginning of the employee lifecycle: the interview process. Step 2: Preparation Now that you have determined what the important soft skills are for the position, you need to prepare for the interview.

How to Identify Forward-Thinking Candidates

Glassdoor for Employers

This includes shaping interviews that vet the most forward-thinking performers who will help steer the company ship forward while also adjusting sails amid changing winds. RELATED: 4 Ways to Make Interviews More Difficult – and Why You Should.

We Need to Change our Behavioral Interview Questions

Recruiting Blogs

On ERE, I recently read an article by John Boring call “ How to Create Behavioral Interview Questions That Don’t Give Away the Answer.” It got me thinking about how vague many of our behavior interview questions are and how the answers could go in so many different ways. Perhaps we are creating that situation with vague behavioral interview questions. For example, a classic behavioral interview questions is….

The When, How, How Often and Where of Assessment Tests

The Hire Talent

When to Use Assessments. Assessments used in the hiring process can take many forms. How (and How Often) Should Assessments be Administered? Where Assessments are Administered. Where your assessment testing is administered is ultimately up to you as the employer.

What Hiring Managers Need to Know About Recruiting Engineers

Recruiting Daily Advisor

The cost of overloading the requirements section is the missed opportunity to interview qualified candidates. Train Engineers How to Interview Candidates. However, too often, engineers enter these interviews without any training on how to assess a candidate’s potential.

9 Leadership Assessment Tools for Recruiters and CEOs

The Hire Talent

Today, we will discuss leadership assessment. Today’s topic is leadership assessment tools, their validity, performance predictability power, and best ways to use them! As a leadership assessment tool, the instrument addresses both recruiters and companies.

15+ HR Assessment Tools to Use from Us this Year

The Hire Talent

In pre-employment testing, HR assessment tools play a crucial role in screening candidates, differentiating between them, and selecting the ones who match the job profile the best. Best HR Assessment Tools from the Hire Talent. What is an HR assessment? The Power Interview Guide.

Employment Interviews: Which Type is Right for Your Company?

Employment Technologies

New types of interviews and techniques pop up all the time. There are stress interviews, strength interviews, case interviews, virtual interviews, puzzle interviews, firing squad (panel) interviews, and the list goes on. TYPES OF EMPLOYMENT INTERVIEWS.

25 Leadership Qualities to Look for When Hiring an Executive

Contract Recruiter

I probe into their most complex missions at companies and assess their reactions to how they’ve tackled it. Behavioral InterviewingThe stakes are high when hiring for many high-level executive positions.

The Dark Side Of Positive Candidate Attributes


In their quest to find culturally fitting job candidates, recruiters and hiring managers often yield … Behavioral Interviews Candidate Screening Corporate Culture Interviewing Job Fit Recruiting Team Building assessment behavioral personalityWhat, if anything, could a hiring manager say negatively about a job candidate that was exceptionally achieving? How about a candidate exhibiting high levels of conscientiousness or sociability?

4 Ways to Assess Soft Skills in an Interview


That’s why once candidates make it to the interview stage, you need to be able to assess the personal qualities they possess to see if they’ll actually gel with your organization and be an effective contributor to your team. Whichever soft skills are the most important for the role you’re hoping to fill, there are ways to assess them during a candidate’s interview. Let’s look at four great approaches you can take: Asking behavioral questions.

Different types of interviews for technical recruitment


As a professional technical recruiter, there are many different types of interviews for you to consider. Some are more useful at particular stages of the assessment process, some are more appropriate for testing particular skills. This article will explain a number of different types of interviews and point out their various advantages and disadvantages. Types of interviews you can use for technical recruitment. Read on to find out more about, Case interviews.

Interview Questions for Developing Others and Teams


When interviewing candidates, you’re assessing them for a myriad of skills and traits. To start designing an effective interview, you can use these behavioral interview question examples to build out your interview questions and process. Interview Questions

5 Popular Personality Tests and Their Use in Pre-Employment Assessment

The Hire Talent

How many Fortune 500 companies asked recruiters to apply popular personality tests when assessing job candidates? You can always try a BuzzFeed-style personality assessment. 5 Popular Personality Tests for Pre-Employment Assessments. Never forget about the interviews!

The Importance of Assessment Programs When Employees Hold the Cards

Recruiting Daily Advisor

It is true that it is critically important to maintain or build an engaging employment brand, but it is not necessarily the right strategy to eliminate assessments that evaluate whether a person is a fit for the organization or the role he or she is being considered for. Why should I continue to use assessment to evaluate talent when candidates are so hard to attract? PSI applicant reaction data highlight that the assessments left them with a more positive view of the organization.

Does Your ATS Software Integrate With Pre-Hire Assessments?

Newton Software

Predict how well applicants will fit the job BEFORE the interview. NEWTON + PRE-HIRE ASSESSMENTS. By combining ATS software with pre-hire assessments, recruiters can minimize the risk of employee turnover by 1) asking the right questions prior to hiring and 2) knowing the candidate’s ideal management style to keep them happy once they start. – Business Impact Questions for More Strategic Interviews. applicant tracking software pre employment assessments

How to Fix Technical Interviewing


Imagine you had to fluently speak and understand numerous different jargons, lexicons, and technical subjects, while also needing to accurately assess other people’s mastery of those skillsets. It’s just technical interviewing! Technical interviewing doesn’t need to feel like a DMV trip. But many organizations handicap themselves with one-size fit all interviewing and hiring processes that make it for more painful than it needs to be. Assess for practical knowledge.

Ditch the Canned Interview Questions, Already


Oh yeah, canned interview questions. If you’ve spent any amount of time in the e-recruitosphere, you’ve come across a LinkedIn thread asking for a recruiter’s best interview question or a listicle blog post presenting 8 Great Interview Questions to Get to Know the Real Candidate. Here’s the problem: questions like these put the onus on the candidate to map a generic behavioral question both to your own organizational values as well as technical rigors of the role itself.

Tips on How to Design the Right Interview


It’s time to begin the interview process. Which type of interview should I use? Most studies suggest structured interviews are better at finding the right employee for any given role. Science has shown that unstructured interviews are barely better than flipping a coin on a candidate. It puts pressure on the interviewer to form a gut reaction, and there’s no evidence that a knee-jerk opinion based on experience leads to better results.

Why Shell Pushes Hard on Soft Skills — and How It’s Assessing Them

Linkedin Talent Blog

Nearly all (91%) of the talent professionals surveyed for LinkedIn’s Global Talent Trends 2019 report said that soft skills are very important to the future of recruiting, yet more than half (57%) also said they struggle to assess them accurately. Part of the challenge is only 41% report their company having a formal assessment process in place. Shell assesses soft skills while hiring and then helps employees strengthen them with feedback from colleagues.

Why Pre-Employment Assessments Work When Hiring Employees

Recruiting Blogs

Pre-employment assessments help businesses learn more about the people they are seeking to hire and match the right people with the appropriate positions. Pre-employment assessments like Berke are intended to be a predictor of how an employee will perform on a specific job. There is no specific format for a pre-employment assessment. There are various differ assessments that businesses can use to accomplish this.

What is a Job Simulation?

Employment Technologies

Online Job Simulations and Talent Assessment. While other talent assessment tools may provide insight into a person’s opinions or ability to take a test, only job simulations provide a direct measure of performance. Interviewing. What comes to mind when you think of a simulation?

Assessing Candidate Behavior in the Hourly Job Market – A Staffing Perspective

Recruiting Blogs

Unfortunately, two key issues characterizing the hourly labor market make it hard to answer those questions: large applicant pools and a need to assess candidate behavioral characteristics without sufficient resumé information. The behavioral makeup of an employee, especially in the hourly job sector, is the main determinant to their success in a given role. Reviewing interview responses on your own time & sharing with team members.

How to Use Problem Solving Questions in a Technical Interview


When you’re interviewing for highly analytical or technical roles, it’s important to go beyond behavioral interview questions to adequately assess the candidate’s skills and problem solving abilities. We spoke with Jordan Burton of Burton Advisors, who advises companies on recruiting and interviewing best practices, about how to use problem solving questions during a technical interview. Recruiting interviewing Interview Questions

The Art of Sales Hiring: Sell Me This Pen and Show Me Your W-2!!!

Fistful of Talent

Real sales pros would laugh at the question and simply start messing with your interviewer, confident that they will never take a job at your company. By now, all of you know that your sales managers don’t have time to update Salesforce, but we totally trust them to ask behavioral questions and follow-up/probe as needed to properly vet what’s real and not real in a behavioral interview. Silk suit, black tie, I don’t need a reason why.

Soft Skill Interview Questions to Land the Right Talent

Gecko Recruiting

Fortunately, we have the best soft skill interview questions that will help you find the best talent. Best Soft Skill Interview Questions. To interview for soft skills, you’ll need the STAR interview method to help you assess candidate soft skills.

What Types of Interviews Does Your Organization Conduct For New Hires?

The Hire Talent

Organizations conduct many different types of interviews throughout employees’ career journeys. However, today’s focus is on those interview types that recruiters conduct to assess new candidates for hire. 10 Types of Interviews Used for Hiring. Structured Interviews.

Worth the (Calculated) Risk: Hiring Executives from Nontraditional Career Paths

Brazen Recruiting

If we listened to our gut and invited the candidate in for an interview, we may have been impressed with how her unique career path has afforded her a different perspective and approach. Of course there may be some risks, but with such risks are also recruiting approaches and interview tools that help assess a candidate’s ability to mesh with an organization’s culture and lead effectively. One of the best predictors of future behavior is past behavior.

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Using cognitive automation to solve the age-old problem of hiring the best talent


Industrial and organizational psychology has long understood what factors drive job performance and how to assess for these factors, and this has not changed. In that sense some of these recent technologies simply automate what used to be done in pen and paper tests and behavioral interviews. The US Department of Labor has adopted a set of guidelines 1 that describe the criteria that any assessment (tool) needs to meet. Posted by Stefan Lint on November 12, 2018.

Company Culture: Hiring and Onboarding During a Pandemic

NPA Worldwide

The challenge has shifted from scheduling face-to-face interviews, to how can one get a good sense of an applicant over video? Candidates are also going to assess your methods and the information you share. Don’t give up on group interviews.