Effective Interviewing (HR241)

Interviewing is an art, as well as a science. Planning for the interview, accurately observing behaviors, using judgment appropriately and making informed thoughtful decisions are key aspects to selecting the right candidate for the right job at the right time.

Participants will learn how to apply skills such as, questioning, communication, judgment and decision making to reach optimal outcomes for the business and candidates. This one-day skill building workshop will provide you with opportunities to practice and perfect your interviewing techniques and give you confidence to:

  • Plan for an effective interview
  • Identify job requirements with the hiring manager
  • Conduct a thorough and objective interview
  • Use effective questioning techniques
  • Ensure compliance with applicable laws

Key Topics

  • Interviewing process, from planning to selection
  • Eliminating bias
  • Building a positive interview climate
  • Complying with legal requirements
  • Behavioral based interviewing techniques
  • Candidate assessment
  • Candidate analysis and decision making
  • Promoting the position and organization

Who Will Benefit

HR and staffing professionals or managers who interview job candidates and who need an organized approach to conducting interviews while improving interviewing skills.

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Susan F Alevas

Susan F. Alevas, Esq., President, Alevas Consulting Group, Inc. Ms. Alevas is an engaging management training consultant and a principled private attorney licensed to practice law in the states of New York and Florida. Spanning more than 25 years, her previous management career included leadership in human resources and labor relations in both the private and public sectors, in addition to serving concurrently as in-house attorney for several organizations. Ms. Alevas specializes in the areas of employee/labor relations, budgeting, contract negotiations, conflict resolution, adjudication of employee grievances, recruitment and staffing, workplace ethics, HRIS operations (including the design, testing and implementation of a customized company-wide system), performance management, staff development, succession planning, and benefits administration. Susan holds a Juris Doctoral degree from the Touro School of Law in New York and B.A. in Psychology from the State University of New York.


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