CMI Brings Acclaimed "Best Practices in Interviewing" to Individual Managers
LAS VEGAS, NV, / PRNewswire/ As the economy continues on an upswing, many employers are finding themselves scrambling to hire more people to keep up with market demands. The bad news is, hiring managers may be ill-prepared for the glut of interviews -- leaving themselves vulnerable to hiring-based lawsuits, higher turnover rates and more time spent training.
Fortunately, global human resources consultants Competency Management Inc. (CMI, http://www.competencymanagement.com ) today unveiled a new tool to help smaller employers and new managers quickly and inexpensively learn the ropes of legally defensible behavioral interviewing. Previously only available through Competency Management as a corporate licensed program, "Best Practices in Interviewing: What You Need to Know" ( http://www.competencymanagement.com/bestpractices.shtml ) is an award-winning, electronically delivered workbook now available for single use license in self-study format.
Designed to help hiring managers develop and enhance the skills needed to prepare for, conduct, and evaluate effective job interviews, "Best Practices in Interviewing" walks the user through the entire hiring process, from deciding what to cover in an interview and preparing effective questions to creating an evaluation scale for rating responses. The workbook uses instructions, examples and hands-on exercises to teach the user to get necessary job-related information from candidates; it also features selected items from CMI's interview question library, covering topics like work ethic, leadership and ability to learn, and includes the option of one-on-one discussion with one of the company's interviewing experts.
"The workbook shows users how to prepare for, conduct, and evaluate an interview for virtually any position," explained Dr. Jeffrey W. Daum , president of CMI. "It captures the essential strengths of the critically acclaimed behaviorally based interviewing programs we have been doing for corporations for the last 25+ years and delivers them in a way that's affordable for organi z ations of all si z es."
As a corporate licensed program, "Best Practices in Interviewing" has been implemented across industry settings, in public and private organi z ations, and from single departments to large companies with multiple locations -- and, based on CMI studies, has proven effective in all, said Daum .
"CMI's process has successfully withstood court and EEO reviews as being fair and defensible. Our clients have reported a documented increase in diversity and reduction in unwanted turnover of candidates brought on board using this process," Daum explained. "The 'Best Practices in Interviewing' workbook teaches first-timers through seasoned professionals how to use a behavioral structured interview, which is the most effective, valid, and legally defensible interviewing method available."
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CMI is a global human resources consulting firm whose services include executive assessment, employee and customer surveys, selection and testing programs, job analysis, validation, structured behavioral interviews, team development, OD, 360 appraisals, customer service programs, and EEO litigation support. The firm's clients include Bristol-Myers Squibb, California Public Utilities Commission, Motorola, Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratories, Taco Bell, and many other private and public organi z ations.