[IPAC-List] Interviewing

Mark Hammer Mark.Hammer at psc-cfp.gc.ca
Mon Feb 14 16:43:46 EST 2011

Take a look at some of Sara Rynes' work. She's done some nice stuff on
impression formation about the organization during recruit/recruiter
interactions, and what factors play a role.

Mark Hammer

>>> Howard Fortson <Howard at cps.ca.gov> 2011/02/14 4:25 PM >>>

Good afternoon all,
I was just reading an interesting survey from DDI entitled "Are you
failing the interview"? Part of what they bring out is that we may be
doing a great structured interview but are we selling the agency to the
candidate. We take for granted that they would love to work for us, but
do the top talent really want to? It seems we train all the personality
and warmth out of the interview process until we could (and some do)
present the questions by video and record the answers to be scored
elsewhere on video. My thought is how can we balance the pieces,
structure (for validity), training on legal questions (keep us out of
the courts), and selling the organization to attract top talent (the
missing link?)? I would think if we have interviewers with good social
skills (Emotional/Social Intelligence) it should work out okay---just
wondering what others think about this. Balancing the public agency
robotic interview with a more approachable human side seems like
something we should think about.



Howard Fortson, Ph.D.
CPS Human Resource Services
241 Lathrop Way
Sacramento, CA 95815
howard at cps.ca.gov
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