In today's fast paced economy employers must hire, train, and retain the right employee for the right job. This is no easy task in an increasingly competitive environment with a dwindling talent pool and a growing number of workers who lack the appropriate job skills.
Strategic Interviewing outlines a proven process for managers to use to attract and retain quality employees from top-level executives to entry- level positions. Step-by-Step, Richaurd Camp, Mary E. Vielhaber, and Jack L. Simonetti show managers how to overcome the two most common interview mistakes -- subjectivity in asking questions and interpreting answers and not knowing the kind of questions to ask that will predict employee performance. Using the authors' Strategic Interviewing Approach managers will learn to reduce subjectivity during the interview process, ask the right questions, and dramatically improve the accuracy of hiring decisions. In addition, managers can use the information gained from the strategic interview process to coach, counsel, and conduct performance appraisals more effectively.
Each of the book's chapters contains invaluable self-assessments and questions that will help evaluate your current approach and identify areas for improvement. Filled with numerous illustrative case examples and grounded in an extensive knowledge base, the six-step interview process outlined in Strategic Interviewing is a reliable guide for helping to make the best hiring decisions across your organization.
Table of Contents
- The Case for a Strategic Interviewing Approach
- Developing Realistic Goals and Managing the Interview Process
- Defining Performance Expectations
- Developing Job-Related Questions and Answers
- Conducting an Effective Interview
- Making the Hiring Decision
- Making Strategic Interviewing Work for You
Richaurd Camp,an industrial/organizational psychologist and management consultant, teaches strategic interviewing at the Executive Education Center at the University of Michigan Business School and is professor of management at Eastern Michigan University. He also serves on the editorial board of The Journal of Business and Psychology.
Mary E. Vielhaber teaches at the Executive Education Center of the University of Michigan and is a professor of management at Eastern Michigan University and the codirector of the graduate program in human resources and organizational development.
Jack L. Simonetti, an international consultant, has served as a professor and department chairman of management at the University of Toledo and assistant industrial relations manager for B.F. Goodrich Company.