2-Day Mastering the Art of Effective Candidate Interviewing Certificate Programs

(HRTrainingClasses) 2-Day Mastering the Art of Effective Candidate Interviewing Certificate Program
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2-Day Mastering the Art of Effective Candidate Interviewing Certificate Program

HRCI – 14 HR(General) Credits

SHRM – 14 PDC’s

The Mastering the Art of Effective Candidate Interviewing Certificate Program is a comprehensive two-day training designed to provide HR Professionals involved in the hiring process with the skills and knowledge needed to conduct effective and successful candidate interviews. This program covers a range of topics including the interview process, job analysis and preparation, behavioral interviewing techniques, non-verbal communication, interviewing challenges, diversity and inclusion, legal compliance, anti-discrimination laws, reliability and validity, Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures, interviewing do’s and don’ts, interviewing best practices, realistic job preview, and video and virtual interviews. Participants will leave the program with a deep understanding of how to conduct effective interviews that help identify the best candidates for the job.

Upcoming Start Dates (Click a link below for full details, agenda and to register): 

* All of the live sessions are recorded and made available the next day in case you have to miss one or you want to listen to it again.

Key Features:

  • Immersive and thorough two-day training for HR Professionals involved in the hiring process
  • Covers an extensive range of topics vital to effective interviewing
  • Engaging workshops, practical exercises, group discussions, role plays, and case studies
  • Expert trainers with extensive real-world experience and industry knowledge
  • Certificate of completion awarded upon successful completion

Program Objectives:

Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Comprehend the interview process and its significance in selecting the best candidates
  • Execute thorough job analysis and interview preparation
  • Employ behavioral interviewing techniques to gather pertinent information
  • Decipher non-verbal communication and its influence on interviews
  • Tackle common interviewing challenges
  • Apply diversity and inclusion best practices in the hiring process
  • Abide by legal compliance guidelines during the interview process
  • Proficiently conduct video and virtual interviews

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to the Interview Process
    • The critical role of effective interviewing in talent acquisition
    • Stages of the interview process: preparation, execution, and evaluation
    • The impact of interview outcomes on organizational success
    • Effective communication and rapport-building with candidates
  • Job Analysis and Interview Preparation
    • Conducting a comprehensive job analysis to identify key competencies and qualifications
    • Developing a clear and concise job description
    • Preparing interview questions and evaluation criteria based on job requirements
    • Structuring the interview and choosing the appropriate format
    • Preparing interview materials and setting expectations for the interview team
    • Creating an inviting and comfortable interview environment
  • Behavioral Interviewing Techniques
    • The principles of behavioral interviewing and its advantages
    • Crafting open-ended questions to encourage detailed responses
    • Probing for specific examples and experiences to assess candidate competencies
    • Active listening and effective note-taking during interviews
    • Assessing transferable skills and potential for growth
  • Non-Verbal Communication
    • Recognizing and interpreting non-verbal cues from interviewees
    • Managing and conveying appropriate non-verbal signals during the interview
    • The impact of non-verbal communication on interviewer and candidate perceptions
    • Understanding cultural differences in non-verbal communication
    • Building rapport through effective non-verbal communication
  • Interviewing Challenges and Solutions
    • Identifying and addressing challenges with difficult interviewees
    • Overcoming biases, stereotypes, and potential pitfalls in the interview process
    • Ensuring consistency and fairness in interviews across multiple candidates
    • Handling curveball questions and unexpected situations
    • Managing time effectively during interviews
  • Diversity and Inclusion in Interviewing
    • The importance of fostering diversity and inclusion in the workplace
    • Implementing inclusive interviewing practices that promote fairness and equal opportunity
    • Recognizing and addressing unconscious bias during the interview process
    • Cultivating cultural intelligence and empathy in the interviewing process
    • Encouraging diverse perspectives and ideas in the workplace
  • Video and Virtual Interviews
    • Adapting traditional interviewing skills for virtual environments
    • Implementing best practices for conducting effective video interviews
    • Overcoming common challenges and technical issues in virtual interview settings
    • Ensuring a professional virtual interview environment and minimizing distractions
    • Leveraging technology to enhance the virtual interview experience
    • Building rapport and engaging candidates in a virtual setting
    • Following up and providing feedback after virtual interviews
  • Evaluating Candidates and Making Informed Decisions
    • Reviewing and analyzing interview notes and candidate responses
    • Comparing candidates against established evaluation criteria
    • Identifying potential red flags and areas for further inquiry
    • Collaborating with the interview team to make well-informed hiring decisions
    • Balancing the importance of skills, experience, and cultural fit
  • Closing the Interview and Post-Interview Activities
    • Effectively wrapping up the interview and setting expectations for next steps
    • Expressing appreciation and providing closure for candidates
    • Conducting reference checks and verifying candidate information
    • Communicating the final decision and extending job offers
    • Providing constructive feedback to unsuccessful candidates
    • Continuous improvement and refining the interview process

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