Spotlight Stage
Selecting the Best Takes Planning
Spotlight Stage
In-Person Tuesday 04/16/2024 12:30 PM - 12:50 PM   Add to calendar
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), People (Technical) | Intended Audience: Mid-Level, Senior-Level
Workplace Application:
Hiring right the first time means hiring for fit to values. The results are improved retention, increased productivity, & innovation.  

Today, everyone is rightfully concerned with retention and aware of the high costs of losing and hiring new employees. Two recent major HR reports have identified staff retention among the top three priorities for organizations in the coming year. In a time when 40% of interviewed employees have indicated they are considering leaving their organization, the need for proper hiring techniques and employee retention has never been more critical. The information shared in this fast-paced session will go a long way in helping you uncover, identify, and hire the best fit for your organization.   Leaders often think they intuitively know how to conduct successful interviews. After all, they are successful; they must have selected the right people. But making one poor hire can cost the company 2.5 to 8 times a person's salary. Hiring right the first time is not as straightforward as one perceives.    David will draw from his 30+ years of helping leaders select high-performing talent to help participants understand the nuance of conducting a structured behavioural interview that enables hiring to fit the company values and the role. David will present a fast-paced and lively session using real-world stories from his experiences with leaders. You will have a set of questions and a scoring tool to ensure you make fact-based hiring decisions that are more bias-free.

Learning Objectives:

  • Why hiring for fit to values improves retention and productivity.
  • How to start the interview so you control the interview (the agenda-setting statement).
  • How to write a properly worded behavioural question.
  • How do you identify words that indicate the person is not answering honestly?
  • Why hiring is a business activity and not the cost of doing business.
  • Ensuring you get to the truth of the candidate and make a fact-based hiring decision.
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Dr. David S. Cohen, Founder and Contrarian Consultant,
DS Cohen & Associates