Interviewing Candidates

Learning Objective 3

  1. Explain the factors and problems that can undermine an interview’s usefulness and the techniques for eliminating them.

Although not all employers use tests, it would be very unusual for a manager not to interview a prospective employee. An interview is a procedure designed to solicit information from a person’s oral responses to oral inquiries. A selection interview is “a selection procedure designed to predict future job performance on the basis of applicants’ oral responses to oral inquiries.” 56

Types of Selection Interviews

As you may know from your own experience, there are several ways ...

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