Interviewing: Past Behavior is the Best Predictor of Future Behavior

Posted by  Paul Glatzhofer

The key to any valid and reliable interview is asking past behavior questions.  

The describe the imagelesson here is that the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior and past performance.

As you interact with a candidate in an interview what you’re trying to determine is “is this candidate going to be a good performer for our organization moving forward?”

The best way to find this out is to ask questions to elicit what they’ve done in the past, past experiences and past behaviors. 

For tips on how to do this in an interview, check out the video below by our in house interviewing guru, Paul Glatzhofer. 

 Interviewer Tips

Tags:   hiring, hiring process, interview

Paul Glatzhofer

Paul is Select International’s Director of Leadership Solutions. He works primarily with organizations that are implementing global assessment systems focusing on leadership levels. Paul’s work includes project management, project implementation, job analysis, assessment validation, competency and skills validation, selection system design, applicant tracking, EEOC & OFCCP reporting, turnover and ROI analysis.

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