If you are doing any kind of recruiting of new people then asking great questions and digging techniques are important interviewing skills to acquire.
Competency based Interviewing is asking a question about a candidate’s previous behaviour and experience.
The topic of the question should be about a competency required to be successful in the job role.
You do this to ascertain if the way they behaved in a situation is what you want for your organisation or for the job.
Unlike the warning on many financial products…
Where past performance is NOT a good indicator of the future…
Behaviour in the candidate’s past is a good guide for future performance.
An example for you:
You decide that you want to recruit someone to frequently work on their own and unsupervised.
To name the behaviour you want in the competency you want.
Behaviour name: Working alone
To define ‘working alone’ into how this person needs to behave in a job.
Be very clear about their own working priorities,
Able to make decisions without reference to anyone else.
To design behavioural questions to obtain evidence from the candidate.
Suggested Behavioural questions for ‘Working Alone’:
Tell me about it …