The Integrity News
Vol. XII No. 4
January 29, 2003
February 3, 2003 (pg. 63)
"New techniques show bosses how
applicants react to stress."
"Farewell Formality --- the interview as most
of us know it is fast disappearing. Companies
are turning to new, more accurate alternatives."
After noting that traditional background checks
have increased dramatically in the past year,
the article compares four "new" interview techniques
with the "Standard Interview". The claim is made
that "the most effective new technique (54%) for
accurately predicting job performance is the
Situational Interview" --- but, "an outsourced
situational interview runs upwards of $500 a pop."
"In the post-Enron culture-of-caution, corporations
are heeding an obvious insight: that a gold-plated
resume and winning personality are about as
accurate in determining job performance as Wall
Street analysts are in picking stocks."
It is very interesting to note in the article that the
"personality/integrity assessment" is the next most
effective interview technique for accurately
predicting on-the-job performance.
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The BusinessWeek article has the right theme. With
very little ability to raise prices, with ballooning health
care costs, and with global competition, you need to be
sure that you are hiring the right person.
Call if you want to discuss any of these topics.