Interview questions and structured interviewing
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Advantages / Disadvantages of Interviewing

Interviews: A selection procedure designed to predict future job performance on the basis of applicants' oral responses to oral inquiries.

-useful for determining if the applicant has requisite communicative or social skills which may be necessary for the job
-interviewer can obtain supplementary information used to appraise candidates' verbal fluency
-can assess the applicant's job knowledge
-can be used for selection among equally qualified applicants
-enables the supervisor and/or co-workers to determine if there is compatability between the applicant and the employees
-allows the applicant to ask questions that may reveal additional information useful for making a selection decision
-the interview may be modified as needed to gather important information

-subjective evaluations are made
-decisions tend to be made within the first few minutes of the interview with the remainder of the interview used to validate or justify the original decision
-interviewers form stereotypes concerning the characteristics required for success on the job
-research has shown disproportionate rates of selection between minority and non-minority members using interviews
-negative information seems to be given more weight
-not much evidence of validity of the selection procedure
-not as reliable as tests


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