Mastering the Behavioral Interview To Make a Perfect Hire is
Topic of Next Experts Connection Webinar for Executive
Managers Can Minimize the Risk of Making a Bad Hiring Decision, No Matter
what the Position, with a Well-Crafted Behavioral Interview.
NOVATO, Calif. (October 5, 2012) -- A single bad hiring decision can cost a company
between $25,000 and $50,000, but companies still fail to use a methodical approach to
hiring and interviews, preferring instead to go with "gut feeling" that can cost a lot of
money. Behavioral interviews can minimize the risk of making a bad hire. In the next
Experts Connection session for Executive Recruiters (http://www.experts-
connection.com/recruiter.aspx), recruiting expert Matt Gill will present "Predicting the
"Right Hire": The Art of the Behavioral Interview." The webinar is scheduled for
Thursday, October 25, from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. ET, (1:00 - 2:30 p.m. PT), and is
sponsored by NETSHARE® (http://www.netshare.com).
The premise behind the behavioral interview is simple; past performance will predict
future performance. The objective for the interviewer is to gain an accurate portrait of
how well the candidate performed on his or her last job, and whether those
performance metrics will serve the company's needs. A well-designed behavioral
interview will reveal how well a candidate performed in a similar role, and how well
those skills adapt to the current position. When included as part of a broader hiring
process, the behavioral interview provides an excellent barometer to determine if a
candidate is a good fit.
This 90-minute presentation will explain how to develop, administer, and evaluate a
behavioral interview. The discussion will include how to incorporate the needs of the
company, the department, and the position into your questions, and how to prepare for
the interview itself. It also will include tips on how to work with hiring managers to
gather the right information for evaluation.
Specific topics to be covered include:
- Creating a behavioral interview that can be adapted for any position.
- How to conduct a behavioral interview, including how to use specific behavioral
- How to guide “off-message” candidates to drill down to get to relevant, even critical
- How to assimilate that information into an assessment to help make the best hiring
"Behavioral interviews are misunderstood by a number of hiring professionals," said
Katherine Simmons, CEO of NETSHARE and host of the Experts Connection
webinars. "The right information gathered in the right way can provide insight that can
head off a real hiring mistake. Matt is an expert in behavioral interviews and his
expertise can help minimize the risk of making the wrong hiring decision."
The cost of the Experts Connection seminar is $100, and access is provided via web
and telephone. A web archive also is available for registrants. For more information,
visit the Experts Connection online at http://www.experts-
About Matt Gill
Matt Gill, is the Managing Partner and a founding member of MICA Consulting Group,
a retained recruiting firm specializing in connecting people in marketing, interactive,
creative and advertising disciplines. Matt has been active in the recruiting industry for
the past 17 years, and over the last decade has served as a retained search recruiter
in marketing, sales and advertising. He is also a certified Behavioral Interview Trainer.
Matt has served on a number of boards including the Susan G. Komen Foundation,
serving as head of governance. He is a graduate of Saint Michael’s College and
resides in Boston.
NETSHARE (http://www.netshare.com) is a confidential, membership based
organization dedicated to providing executives across all disciplines and industries with
quality $100K plus job lists. NETSHARE also offers networking opportunities and a
community of peers for the exchange of strategic information related to job search,
professional development and best practices. NETSHARE has been recognized by
Fortune and Forbes magazines as the best online destination for executive positions.
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