Human Resources Training, Interview training

How to Recruit for the Best Candidate using Behavioral Based Interviewing

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Interviewing-the process of selecting the organization’s most valuable resource, its employees -is an art. Doing well at it determines the quality of the hire, and eventually, the organization’s destiny. Yet, the interview is also one interaction that is extremely susceptible to manipulation. A candidate can be very impressive in presenting her credentials, but most of it could be culled from the social media and smartly patched up.

Is there a way by which organizations can avoid getting fooled in this manner? There is: behavioral based interviewing. Here, the criterion for assessing the candidate is not rote questions about the candidate’s profile or her past, but a perceptive means of testing her suitability by asking behavior-related questions.

Want to explore this method of interviewing and get the most out of your interviewing process and make your hires the right ones? You will get the answers to these and related questions at a webinar that is being organized on February 21 by TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training.

Tonia Morris, Founder of Simply HR, LLC a consultant and management firm, will be the speaker at this very useful learning. Please visit TrainHR to register for this session.

This activity has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

Viewing this webinar, its entirety qualifies for a recertification credit hour that may be counted toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification from SHRM. Credit is awarded based on the actual educational time spent in the program.


This webinar is designed to help personnel who are involved in the interviewing process, such as hiring managers, supervisors, recruiters, team lead, and office managers, overcome the challenges of identifying the right candidate for their organization.

It is for those who want to learn to ask the right question, or those who want the candidate to do most of the talking at the interview.

At this webinar, Tonia will cover the following areas:

  • What behavior-based interviewing is, how it was developed, and why it works
  • How to select and organize your questions-so no one is “faking it”
  • How to determine what you’re really looking for – and how to craft questions to get the answers you need
  • How to use behavior-based questions to test for cultural fit
  • Why consistency is important and how to make sure you’re staying on track with all candidates
  • How to evaluate your behavioral interview progress and improve your system going forward


About the speaker:

Tonia Morris, who calls herself “your Generational Connector”, owns her speaking and training company. An accomplished speaker, Tonia offers leaders training solutions that cultivate a generationally-inclusive workplace.

She has partnered with organizations such as Chick-fil-A, Oracle, Spelman and Kennesaw University to name a few, to bring training solutions for engaging Millennials in the workplace, working with leaders to transform their cultures by attracting, developing and retaining a workforce that is generationally inclusive.

With more than 20+ years of progressive HR experience, Tonia provides keynote speeches, lunch-and-learns, and workshops for organizations and associations across the Southeast.

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Performance Management: Moving from Feedback to Coaching


It goes without saying that in the present day workplace, home to as many as five generations, there is a deeper and far more pronounced need for greater interactivity and involvement of the employees, than before. The role of performance management in retaining employees can never be overlooked. An objective, process oriented performance management strategy is an extremely effective means to keeping employees engaged and retaining them.

A benchmark for the effectiveness of a performance management strategy is the extent to which it helps the organization retain employees when the availability of talent is scarce. Organizations that adapt and instill such a performance management system come up trumps in any situation.

Organizations can learn to do this by enrolling for a training being organized by TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for the areas of human resources, on September 4. The expert at this session, Tonia Morris, Founder of Simply HR, LLC, will offer valuable insights into these aspects of a performance management strategy. Please enroll for this webinar by visiting–702594LIVE?wordpress-seo .


The surest way by which organizations can retain talent is by making their talented employees feel wanted and valued. This is the core of what a performance management system should achieve. Failing to bring about this feeling in the employees alienates them and deters them from participating in the performance process. When there is an absence of an engagement process with the employees, there is a strong sense of disconnect between them and the organization. This is the primary reason for which talented employees leave organizations.

The ways by which to put effective performance evaluations in place will be explained at this session. Tonia will show how to implement a performance management system that incorporates certain predetermined parameters to bring about objectivity, and yet, is at the same time, flexible enough to accommodate new inputs and contributions.

The learning offered at this webinar will enable the participants to only learn the importance of carrying out effective performance evaluations, but to also conduct these themselves. This will help them understand the ways of keeping employees engaged in the process and handling difficult conversations during the process.

The highlight of this session is the explanation of a simple, yet highly effective solution for providing feedback-The CARE Approach.

In detailing all this, Tonia will cover the following areas:

  • Develop Rapport with Employees
  • Provide Effective Feedback
  • Provide Collaborative Environment
  • Encourage Employee to Self-Evaluate
  • Anticipate & Manage Employee Defensiveness, Anger or Other Emotions
  • Follow-up Performance Management Interventions.

Staff whose work involves employee engagement will benefit from this webinar. These include Managers, Supervisors, Leaders, Human Resource Professionals and Shift or Team Leaders.


About the expert: Tonia describes herself as a “Generational Connector”. The company she founded, Simply HR, LLC, is not only a consultant and management firm; it is also a speaking and training company.

Predictably, Tonia is at home with speaking and providing leaders with training solutions that cultivate a generationally-inclusive workplace. Her observation of the diversity and generational gaps in the workplace made her determined to start an organization of her own in which she could offer solutions to problems arising from this situation.

With more than 20+ years of progressive HR experience, Tonia provides keynote speeches, lunch-and-learns, and workshops for organizations and associations across the Southeast.