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Enhanced Interviewing Skills

26 October 2023
  • Start: 8:30am
  • End: 4:30pm
  • Duration: 8 Hours
  • Category: Professional Development
  • Region: Wellington
  • Intercontinental Wellington
  • 2 Grey Street
  • Wellington 6011
This Professional Development Course will help HR professionals understand the psychology of interviewing

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Why should I do this workshop?

Three reasons. First, it will help you to understand the psychology of interviewing. Second, it will show how to apply skills you already have to conduct high quality, insightful interviews. And third, it will help you to identify and screen out candidates who could become a major HR headache.

This skills-based workshop is for everyone regardless of whether you are about to do your first interview or have been interviewing for years. (I have been interviewing for over 40 years and am still learning). It will help you to accurately assess both competencies and personality. It provides techniques to increase the effectiveness of competency-based questions while allowing potentially damaging attitudes and values to be identified. The course provides a clear structure covering pre-screening, short listing, interview preparation, questioning techniques, note taking, legal considerations, minimising candidate nerves, detecting deception, interpreting answers, referee checks and report preparation.

Previous course participants have remarked that they were surprised at how easy the techniques were to apply and the valuable insights they gained into the attitudes and values of the candidates.

The key learning outcomes are:

  • Explaining the psychological framework of interviewing
  • Recognising and avoiding unconscious bias
  • Using inductive questioning to assess attitudes and values
  • Using competency-mapping and deductive questioning to assess competencies
  • Detecting possible deception and identifying areas for in-depth examination
  • Interpreting interview responses and reporting against competencies
  • Setting up a process to validate selection decisions

 

Testimonials

“This was a great course. Keith was very approachable and informative, providing many great tips to add to my arsenal. The course had just the right amount of attendees, we could connect and discuss opinions openly and honestly. Definite value for money!” Hayley, HR Business Partner

“Keith was very engaging the whole duration of the course and I had a great time learning the various interviewing skills that I can now use/identify. Thank you very much!” Ellie, Research Associate

“Keith is an amazing presenter. He is very knowledgeable, humorous, and takes his time to explain concepts so that the course attendees have a full understanding of course content.” Jemma, Talent Acquisition Advisor

Course Fee (includes GST)

Earlybird (available until Thursday 28 September):

  • HRNZ Member = $1,081.00
  • Non-member = $1,541.00

 

Standard:

  • HRNZ Member = $1,311.00
  • Non-member = $1,656.00

 

Feel free to email [email protected] if you need any assistance.

All personal development events are subject to HRNZ Terms and Conditions.

Registrations close 08:30am Thursday 19 November, unless sold out prior.

About PPNZ

Based in Lower Hutt, Personnel Psychology NZ Ltd provides a comprehensive range of industrial and organisational psychology services. While not actively involved in recruitment, the consultancy undertakes indepth psychological testing and interviews of potential employees for organisations seeking an unbiased and totally independent assessment.

The consultancy is also very active in research and development. Past survey projects have ranged from simple stress or staff satisfaction audits through to comprehensive organisational climate surveys involving, in one organisation, several thousand personnel.

 

Presenter Details

Keith McGregor

Keith is the Director of Personnel Psychology NZ Ltd. He began his career as an organisational psychologist with the Air Force and since leaving Defence in 1986 has been heavily involved in private and public sector selection. Keith is the content developer of the SelectorGroup on-line tests Selector Professional, CareerStep and Selector Insight and has recently completed a review of chief executive selection in the public sector. Keith is a registered psychologist and coordinates the IO Psychology Special Interest Group for the Wellington Branch of HRNZ.

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