Interviewing Skills for Managers


Train Hiring Managers Interviewing Skills to Hire the Right Person Without Breaking the Law.


Behavioral based interviewing skills are essential for every manager’s success. Making good hiring decisions and team member selections allows the managers to surround themselves with talented people that have the right kind of skills to achieve great results. Too often, team leaders and managers lack training to develop interviewing skills. 

This interactive interviewing skills training helps managers and supervisors develop proven behavior based interviewing skills and interviewing techniques to find the best candidate every time. Using practical examples and interactive exercises, managers learn how to get past the candidates prepared answers and uncover a candidate’s real work attitude that can make all the difference when it comes to job performance.

Plus, participants gain a new understanding of employment laws that impact interviewing and learn how to make good hiring decisions legally. They learn how to ask great interview questions without breaking the law and how to work with human resources to ensure good recruitment and candidate selection processes are maintained.


 Avoid hiring mistakes by avoiding interview and candidate selection mistakes.

  • Are you hiring the candidate who best fits the job and the organization?
  • Do interviewers know how to hire the person with the right “work attitude”?
  • Do interviewers really understand how to probe for on-the-job behaviors?
  • Does your hiring or selection process lack consistency?
  • Are your interviewers asking illegal interview questions?
  • Are you making hiring mistakes?

If those questions concern you, this seminar is for you.


Good interview skills and techniques help you match the best person to the right job and build a bright future for your organization. Poor hiring decisions are costly in terms of time, excessive recruiting costs, added training costs, poor performance and negative impact on good performers.

This training develops interviewing skills and up-to-date techniques to improve your ability to hire a winning team. Participants learn the elements of a successful interview  They learn proven methods for assessing and measuring an applicant’s strengths and weaknesses. They discover how to make an accurate read on a candidate’s skill level, their work attitude and job aptitude.   With newly developed listening skills and probing skills, participants leave this training with the tools they need to make great hiring decisions.


We tailor this course to meet the needs of your business and address the specific job placement issues your organization is facing.


Who Should Attend

This course is designed for managers, supervisors and anyone involved in the candidate selection process. Beginners and those with interviewing experience benefit by developing skills to identify the candidate who best fits the needs of the job, the department and the organization.


Training Benefits

  • Avoid the most common interviewing mistakes
  • Apply behavioral-based interview techniques to make better hiring decisions
  • Avoid breaking employment laws during the interview process
  • Use techniques for interviewing that uncover a candidate's work attitude
  • Develop and ask great interview questions to uncover a candidate's real skills
  • Apply a step-by-step interview plan to ensure success
  • Follow human resource processes
  • Document the interview by focusing on descriptions and facts, not judgments and opinions


Overview of Concepts and Deliverables Provided

  • Understanding the need for job analysis
  • Defining essential functions and hiring criteria
  • Understand and comply with EEO and legal rules and guidelines
  • Know how to avoid charges of intentional or unintentional discrimination
  • When and when not to use group interviews and, if used, how to make them work
  • Developing essential interviewing skills - Active listening - Communicating with different styles
  • Recognizing the red flags you should look for in resumes
  • Planning for the interview
  • Creating the best interview environment
  • Developing rapport with candidates and making them feel at ease
  • Developing interview questions
  • Asking powerful questions to identify the best candidates
  • Probing for additional information
  • Using all the various types of questions appropriately to get past a reluctant candidate’s defense mechanisms
  • Reading the telling non-verbal clues
  • Finding out about a candidate’s personality and attitude – and how to spot red flags
  • Handling “volunteered” information you would rather not know
  • How to answer the candidate’s questions
  • What’s different about interviewing internal candidates
  • Warning signs that tell you the candidate is not what you are looking for
  • What to tell candidates, and what to avoid telling, about your organization
  • Do’s and don’ts for tests and assessments
  • Closing an interview effectively
  • Selecting the right person – evaluating and comparing candidates
  • How to approach reference checking for best results
  • Getting references to open up and give you the information you really want
  • Skills practice



Interviewing skills are essential to making good hiring decisions. Without training, hiring decisions can end up being popularity contests or outright illegal. We recommend organizations make interviewing skills training available to recruiters, supervisors and managers at all levels. 


To receive more information about this training call toll free at 877-385-5515. 

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Lenexa, KS 66220

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