Effective Faculty Hiring Strategies: A Behavior-based Approach
Search and Screen Committee Help
Using a search committee for a new faculty hire has been standard operating procedure for academic institutions for years.
This can be a highly democratic and productive process.
It can also be deeply flawed.
Your faculty members are exceptionally bright and talented individuals. But the majority of them simply have not been trained how to hire personnel. Without this expertise, the process of asking the right questions to find the ideal candidate becomes a tall order.
Now you can provide the training that can minimize the risk of making a bad hire, reducing your school’s exposure to personnel problems and costly performance issues.
In this 60-minute seminar Mary C. Clement, Ph.D., provides your search committee with a step-by-step approach that promotes the best practices in hiring, teaching the strategies of behavior-based interviewing (BBI). This approach is based on the premise that past behavior is the best predictor for future performance.
Interviewers ask candidates the kind of questions that reveal previous skills, knowledge and experiences, providing the kind of in-depth analysis essential for a quality hire.
The seminar will help your faculty understand:
- How to use BBI for every step of the interview process, from evaluating applicants’ paperwork to the final selection process
- What type of questions will provide insight for sorting candidates
- How to objectively evaluate candidates’ answers
What tangible skills will your faculty take away from the seminar?
College professors and administrators tend to be subject matter specialists. Within their own area of discipline, they excel.
They can duplicate that same high level of performance when they’ve acquired proper hiring skills. By the end of the seminar, the participants will be able to:
- Write a clear job description
- Generate behavior-based interview questions
- Create models for objective evaluation
- Produce guidelines for making the final hiring decisions
- Become aware of illegal questions, and learn how to avoid them both in small talk and during a formal interview
- Create an evaluation instrument
Who will benefit
Anyone from a community college, college, or university. The seminar will benefit staff members in the following ways:
- Faculty members serving on a search committee will benefit from the BBI training.
- Department heads and upper level administrators will find it to be either a valuable review, or an ideal resource to create your own training program.
- HR staff will focus on hiring academics, a valuable addition to their base of hiring knowledge.
- An evaluation form for sorting candidates’ paperwork
- Sample questions for a preliminary and on-site interview
- A list of illegal questions, including tips on how to avoid them
About the Presenter
Mary C. Clement, Ph.D., is the director of the Center for Teaching Excellence, and a professor of teacher education at Berry College. She is the author of How to Interview, Hire, and Retain High-Quality New Teachers, and has also written seven other books. Her articles have appeared in the Teaching Professor, the Kappan, the American School Board Journal, and Principal magazine.
Clement is a frequent presenter at national education conferences. She earned her doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1991 and currently serves as the president-elect of Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society for teachers.
Running Time: 60 Minutes
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