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What can Google teach us about how not to interview?

We at Talentspace have worked with a growing number of web and technology firms in recent years to train their interviewers in competency-based interviewing techniques (also known as capability-based interviews or behavioural interviews). We often heard managers saying that Google

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What enables managers to interview effectively? (Video)

This 30-minute presentation is an overview of the principles that allow managers to interview candidates more effectively, i.e. to weed out weaker candidates and hire only the strongest ones. The presentation is based on a day-long interactive training workshop that

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Do we really need competencies when it comes to interviewing?

Many managers believe themselves to be good judges of character. However, most human resources professionals as well as business schools researchers accept that the traditional interview is a poor method for selecting the best candidates. We know this because of

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What competencies or capabilities are associated with high performance at work?

Based on the results of extensive research interviews with high achievers in both the profit and non-profit sectors, the book The Extra One Per Cent (written by Talentspace director Dr Rob Yeung) looks at the capabilities – or ‘competencies’ –

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