Hiring? Here’s what to know when conducting interviews
Seminar: “Conduct a Winning Interview,” August 9 at the Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center
COLUMBIA, SC - August 6, 2012 - Hiring the right employee can be challenging. It’s even more challenging if your interview technique doesn’t help you learn your candidate’s strengths and behaviors. Jim Fadell, president/CEO of Consultants of Carolina, will discuss why behavioral-based interviewing is the most effective way to interview in his seminar, “Conduct a Winning Interview,” August 9 at the Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center.
The seminar is the first of the “Small Business, Big Opportunity” series the Chamber and Consultants of Carolina are presenting monthly through November.
“Behavioral-based interviewing allows you to focus on a person’s characteristics and qualifications, and it has the added benefit of helping you avoid accidentally asking questions that may be discriminatory in nature,” says Fadell, who has successfully conducted hundreds of interviews in his career. “People say what they think you want to hear in interviews. Behavioral-based interviewing helps you to make sure it’s the truth.”
Attendees will receive a “Dos and Don’ts” guide to help put together interview questions and avoid questions that could be discriminatory.
Fadell has written and delivered dozens of sessions on topics including strategic talent management, diversity in the workplace, effective performance reviews, managing a multi-generational workforce, setting employee goals and expectations, and developing outstanding customer service. He has 25-plus years of leadership experience with Fortune 500 companies. As an employee relations consultant and trainer/facilitator, he’s helped organizations of various sizes and many industries address their people issues and put the right people in the right jobs.
Fadell earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and an MBA focused on Organizational Dynamics and Leadership, both from the University of Toledo.
Non-commercial in nature, the goal of the “Small Business, Big Opportunity” series is to present valuable information to small businesses.
Sessions begin at noon and last 45-60 minutes. Attendees are asked to arrive at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $15 for Lexington Chamber members and $20 for non-members, with lunch included. To attend, call 359-6113 or email email@example.com.
About The Greater Lexington Chamber
The Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center strengthens and promotes economic prosperity, public policy, quality of life and workforce development in the greater Lexington community and MidState Chambers Coalition region. A nonprofit, 501 (c) 6 organization, the GLC&VC represents more than 900 businesses and 30,000 employees.