Learn the “SOAR” method for creating Behavioral based Questions

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  • 90 minutes

When it comes to hiring effective and hard-working employees, the best interview method is undoubtedly the Behavioral-based interview format where the interviewee formulates responses to specific situations he/she has actually encountered at the workplace. The concept is that past performance is the best predictor of future performance.

This kind of interview format helps employers know what the employee can and cannot do based on assessing past work behaviors.

The SOAR method (Situation – Obstacle – Action – Result) of Behavioral-based interviews helps you to make each department at your workplace more productive and efficient by hiring the right employees for the job.

Key Features of the Conference

One study found that traditional interviewing predicted future employee success only 10% of the time but Behavioral Based Interviewing improved that rate by over 500%.
Behavioral based interviewing is a wonderful technique that aims to show that past behavior predicts your future behavior. Traditional interviewing focuses solely on hypothetical questions, but fails to analyze the candidate’s past behavior under a different employer, but under a similar job role.

On the other hand, the SOAR method works flawlessly in extracting behavioral attributes of the candidate by asking him/her situational questions that helps employers to pre-determine that candidates core competencies that fit perfectly into that particular job’s requirements.

The SOAR method works like this:

Situation
Briefly contextualizing a real life situation that you actually experienced in your past employment.


Obstacles/Opportunities
Defining the problems that came in your way while chasing a goal/target.

Action
The specific workarounds you formulated to overcome those obstacles/opportunities.

Results
Sharing the quantifiable and qualitative outcomes of your decisions and actions.

This webinar by expert speaker Wes Pruett provides a specific and simple model for improving interview success that leads to reduced employee turnover and increased retention that eventually leads to effectiveness in hiring and better use of company time. Moreover, by hiring the best employee, you ensure that you boost overall business outcomes in the long run.

This webinar will provide you with background information, tips and tools necessary for integrating behavioral interviewing into your selection process. It will also help participants gain firsthand knowledge about how to leverage the power of Behavioral Based Interviews and SOAR questioning to obtain greater outcomes.

The Session will cover Key Topics such as:

  • The basics of behavioral-based interviews

  • Why traditional interviews are not suited for all jobs

  • SOAR Fundamentals and how to apply SOAR in your interview

  • Preparing for a behavioral-based interview

  • 338 Behavioral based questions for practice

  • Top 10 Tips for Interviewers

  • 15 Key Competencies to Add to Your Job Description and Include in Interviews

  • 34 recruiting ideas

  • Understand source of interviewer rater errors

  • How to link corporate values to employee selection

  • Conduct thorough and targeted interviews to maximize hiring success

  • The secret formula to formulating the perfect Behavioral-Based Interview questions

  • Learn how to remove subjectivity from hiring decisions

  • Obtain a clear, concise and effective interview structure

  • Making objective selection decisions based on responses to your behavioral interviewing techniques 

Who Can Benefit From This Conference

  • Directors

  • HR Professionals

  • Generalists

  • Employment specialists

  • Company leaders

  • Managers

  • Front-Line Supervisors

Wes Pruett

Wes Pruett

Wes Pruett is owner of HR Advisors LLC, a consulting practice that provides service to clients who seek to align their business and employees creating successful outcomes and excellent work environments. After 20 years in senior leadership within the Mayo Health System, he founded HR Advisors LLC.

Mr. Pruett provides solutions to companies for a wide variety of HR issues including compensation, compliance, policy development, performance management, and employee relations. Mr. Pruett regularly facilitates employee training related to communication, leadership, DiSC®, Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team®, coaching and strategic planning. He is a certified business coach credentialed by the International Coach Federation.

Wes earned a Masters in Healthcare Administration at the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management and an M.S. in Psychology.

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This webinar has been approved for 1.5 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward California, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP, PHR, and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. “The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity. It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.”

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