Interviewing and Selecting Employees Part II

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The registration period has closed for this event.


The most important step in creating an effective university workforce is finding the right employees. Poor interviewing and selection processes lead to many unnecessary, future management and performance problems. Most of these problems could be avoided if hiring managers used approaches that were recognized as “best practices.” This course will address the following topics:

  • Developing effective job descriptions to use when creating job announcements.
  • Identifying competencies that employees must have to perform jobs effectively.
  • Designing sound interviewing and selection processes that are legally defensible.
  • Developing effective interview questions that are relevant to the job and elicit specific responses which can be used to evaluate the qualifications, knowledge and skills of the applicant.
  • Enhancing interviewing skills by using behavioral and situational interviewing techniques.
  • Understanding the types of questions that can and cannot be asked of applicants and why it is important to adhere to these requirements.
  • Identifying the best approach for checking applicant references.
  • Identifying the requirements for documentation of the selection process.

Participants should bring position descriptions from their own areas of work to use in various class exercises.

Who Should Attend
This course is required for all supervisors of University staff, per HR Policy 1.51. All managers and supervisors are encouraged to attend.



Alexandria Flippins is the Employment Coordinator and Floater Supervisor for the Office of Recruitment and Employment.

Registration Instructions

This is the second session. You will need to take Interviewing and Selecting Employees Part I before attending this course. 

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