You may feel that two short interviews and a three page resume are not sufficient for you to make an important hiring decision. Perhaps you should consider the kinds of questions you are asking the candidate in your interviews. Behavioral interviewing is a very good technique to help you identify the right person.
It is a style of interview that forces candidates to answer
questions which demonstrate their competencies (knowledge, skills
and abilities) by giving specific examples from their past
experiences. The focus on the interview is less about what they can
or could do (ie, hypothetical situations), and more about what they
have done in specific situations in the past.
Behavioral interviewing is based on the assumption that a person's past performance (in previous roles) is an excellent predicator of their future performance.
To prepare for a behavioral interview, take the following steps:
There are three types of competencies you should look for: