Competency Based Interviewing and Selection

Course Overview

In today’s competitive environment, organizations are facing the challenges of selecting the right candidates who are best fit to their organization and to the jobs. Selection of wrong candidates can weaken the overall operations of an organization and may reduce productivity and efficiency. It also influences the morale of employees and the overall repute of the organization.

Recruitment and selection of the right talent is one of the most important and challenging processes that take place in an organization. In the competitive world, traditional interviewing techniques are no longer sufficient. Organizations need to adopt a more cutting edge approach which is successfully used by world leading ‘Fortune 500’ companies to attract, select and recruit talent.

Competency Based Interviewing (CBI) is one of the recruitment processes which is widely used by organizations in order to hire the right talent for the jobs. In this technique, candidates are asked to demonstrate the specific core skills and competencies needed for a particular job. CBI helps the organizations in identification of the best fit candidate and therefore, increases the chances of informed hiring decisions.

Course Objectives

The course will help the participants to learn about the basic skills of competency based interviewing and selection. Participants will be able to apply these skills at their organizations in order to hire the right talent.

Course Content

The skills and knowledge you will gain from this program can easily be transferred to the organizations that will help to hire the right candidates. The course is designed to facilitate the participants in the following ways:

  • Understanding the basics of Competency Based Interviewing
  • Differentiate the Competency Based Interviewing techniques from conventional ones
  • Identify competencies needed for a job
  • Develop an interview guide explaining each part of Competency Based Interviewing process such as preparing and conducting the interviews
  • Assess the candidates on the basis of specific core competencies required for the job

Course Methodology

The training is going to be highly interactive combination of lectures, group discussions, questionnaires, individual reflections, role plays, simulations and videos

Target Audience

Managers, HR executives, consultants and business leaders seeking to enhance their recruitment and selection process, hire the right talent for the jobs


2 Days (08:30–14:30) with appropriate breaks for tea/refreshments and lunch

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