Issue No 33 | APRIL2011
a human r e s ou r c e news l e t t e r
OD CONNOISSEUR’S ORATE
Qazi Naved Rafiq
BEHAVIORAL INTERVIEWS - A HIRING REVOLUTION Qazi Naved Rafiq is an Advisory Project Manager with IBM India Pvt. Ltd. He is a PMI Certified Project Manager with 12+ years of experience in the IT industry. He has held a variety of leadership positions on various engagements. He is internally certifiedby IBM to conduct behavioral interviews and has been practicing the technique for many years. The Behavior Based Structure Interview (BBSI) or behavioral interview is an old interviewing technique, which is fast gaining popularity and being widely adopted. Companies like Accenture, IBM and other industry leaders have been using this for many years. Although there is a small minority emerging that believes that this technique is not effective in identifying the right candidate for the job, my personal experience and the growing popularity shows that this is still one of the best techniques for a holistic review of job related competencies. The competencies to be evaluated may vary from one organization to the other, but broadly categorized as: - Technical Skills: Basic skills needed to perform the role and relevant experience - Functional Skills: Domain expertise required for the position - Core Competencies: Communication, Integrity, Leadership Capabilities, Interpersonal Skills, Managerial Skills
HIGHLIGHTSOF THIS ISSUE - Qazi Naved Rafiq elaborates on ‘Behavioral Interviews - A Hiring Revolution’ - Samrat Dasgupta emphasizes on behavioral interviews being a source of competency judgments - Niket Karajagi opines on the ‘Right Way to Hire’ - Neha Kamat shares her insights on Behavioral event interviews, the workshop way THE EDITOR’S COLUMN Deeksha Jawa
Deeksha Jawa, Head – Project Management, Atyaasaa Consulting Private Limited, is a post graduate in Management HR and Green Belt in Six Sigma with a background in Psychology. She is also a DISC certified behavior analyst with a passion for behavioral sciences and combines her
knowledge of psychometric testing with her management expertise to manage projects end to end and design & develop workshops in order to meet the changing needs of businesses. In this issue, understand the shift in the interviewing process. Foray into the domain of ‘Behavioral Interviews’. With the experts sharing their opinions on this theme, you are sure to enjoy this issue, along with a great deal of learning. NOTES FROM SUB-EDITOR Khushnawaz Munshi
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Khushnawaz Munshi is presently pursuing her Masters in Business Administration, majoring in HR, and working for Atyaasaa Consulting Pvt. Ltd. She is a keen observer of human behavior and loves to explore the dynamics of interpersonal relations. She is passionate about literary and oratory forums.
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