HR workshops: ‘Peer Interviewing’ and ‘Targeted Selection for Hiring Managers’

Peer Interviewing

Wednesday, Sept. 6, 9 a.m.–noon

We all want to work with colleagues who are a good fit for the team. Peer interviewing is having team members participate in the process of interviewing candidates for open positions. It can serve as a critical element of building a cohesive team culture.

The Peer Interviewing workshop will help prepare you and build your confidence as you take part in the interviewing process. You will learn what to listen for when candidates answer questions and to gather the evidence needed to determine whether someone really is a good fit for the position.

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of peer interviewing
  • Differentiate between hypothetical and behavioral interview questions
  • Use the STAR technique to gather behavioral examples from candidates
  • Explain Motivational Fit and how to assess it in candidates
  • Determine legal versus illegal questions during an interview

Who should attend?

Non-hiring manager team members who take part in interviews and/or assist in making hiring decisions

NOTE: HR’s Targeted Selection workshop is the appropriate training for all hiring managers.

This workshop will take place in the Baker Building, 10th Floor Training Room. There is no fee for this workshop.

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Targeted Selection for Hiring Managers

Thursday, Sept. 7, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 8, 8:30 a.m.–noon

Targeted Selection is Vanderbilt’s approach to consistency when hiring managers are interviewing and selecting new employees. This training for hiring managers will develop a variety of key behavioral interviewing skills and sharpen existing skills to improve selection decisions. You will be able to use the skills and techniques learned in this workshop the next time you need to fill a position.

In this one-and-a-half-day workshop, you will learn a complete process—from planning the interview to evaluating data and making a hiring decision. You also will learn and practice interviewing using an interview guide. Topics included in the workshop are:

  • Learn the difference in behavioral and hypothetical questions
  • Use the STAR technique to gather candidate data
  • Use a formula to create motivational fit questions
  • Build rapport
  • Evaluate & Integrate: What to do after the interview
  • Real-life practice and feedback from colleagues

This workshop will take place in the Baker Building, 10th Floor Training Room. The fee for this workshop is $250. Payment will be processed by journal entry. Please email to Jerri Gadson: class title, class date, registered staff member’s name, amount, five-digit charge account number, and cost center number with cost center approver cc’d.

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