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The Behavioral Based Interview


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The Behavioral Based Interview

  1. 1. Bridget Hoffman December 21, 2010 Minnesota School of Business The Behavioral-based Interview MG 554 Case Studies in Human Resource Management
  2. 2. Overview Definition Effective interview Simulations Pre-employment tests A solid decision
  3. 3. The Behavioral-based Interview Definition Demonstrate how they would react in real situations Reveals skills not listed on resume Uses Simulations Pre-employment tests (SkillSoft 2009)
  4. 4. The Behavioral-based Interview Focuses on: Past behavior and performance To predict: Future behavior and performance (SkillSoft 2009)
  5. 5. The Effective Interview Advantages Questions Sequential process Scenario Strategies Documentation Information to be recorded (SkillSoft 2009)
  6. 6. Simulations Benefits Questions Structured situational Scenarios Strategies Using role-play in interviews Development Sample work projects (SkillSoft 2009)
  7. 7. Pre-employment Tests Benefits Test administration Which test? Which candidate? Three types of test validity Content Validity Construct Validity Criterion Validity Identify ways to screen applicants (SkillSoft 2009)
  8. 8. Solid Decision Making Importance Weighted attribute scale Job Attributes Assign Weights Rate Candidates Calculate Scores (SkillSoft 2009)
  9. 9. Solid Decision Making Guidelines for making an offer Pursue candidates that meet your requirements Tailor your approach Trust your judgment Steps for successful negotiation Know your boundaries Know the value of the work Be decisive (SkillSoft 2009)
  10. 10. The Behavioral-based Interview Questions?
  11. 11. References Conducting the Behavioral-based Interview [SkillSoft Course]. (2009, June 29) Retrieved December 21, 2010 from Behavioral Interviewing Simulation [SkillSoft Simulation]. (1999-2004) Retrieved December 21, 2010 from All photos taken from: