Behavioral Interviewing –
Using Company Culture and Values to Make or Break a Hire
(And ‘Get a Grip’ with Your Hiring Managers!)
Presented by Joe Sommers
Employee engagement is critical in today’s talent world. With a lousy job market, people are less willing to change jobs; therefore, some of your employees are ‘sticking around’ but are they truly productive and engaged in their jobs?
For high productivity and performance, organizations are looking for higher levels of engagement and commitment from their people. But did the right match of values and attitudes (and culture) happen when hiring decisions were first made? Tough questions for today’s tough business world.
When incorporated as a true hiring & selection strategy (not just an interviewing technique), behavioral interviewing can give you the best chance to match a candidate’s attitude, motivation, values, and skills to perform a selected role at a high level. Joe will share practical ideas how to build a BI Strategy, and how to help your hiring managers’ increase their interviewing and selection effectiveness (90% of them need the help!).
Joe Sommers, Managing Partner for See Clearly Consulting, assists organizations to increase their talent management effectiveness, performance management goals and strategy by incorporating Culture & Values. He provides effective pre-employment behavioral science-based assessment tools for candidate selection. SCC also provides leadership development to accomplish these initiatives through "Leading from the Inside Out" coaching programs.
Recently as the Director of HR Services for ZERORISK HR, Inc., he assisted organizations in the use of behavioral science based programs for strategic employment and retention initiatives, leadership development and team building, and culture/competency modeling. Through these programs, client organizations greatly improved their business effectiveness through engaging, developing, and optimizing their human capital resources.
Previously as National Employment Director, Joe guided the staffing, college relations, international assignments, and relocation programs for Ericsson Inc., a worldwide leader in telecommunications. Prior to Ericsson, Joe assisted Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) with the development and integration of an innovative behavioral interviewing and selection program for experienced hiring. Joe began his professional career in the US Air Force as a pilot and aircraft commander before joining EDS as a systems engineer. He transitioned to human resources to fulfill his strong interest in the people business and his belief in managing talent to the utmost benefit of an organization.
Joe has conducted numerous workshops in leadership development, employment assessment certification, behavioral interviewing, and performance management for corporate clients and professional associations. He has made presentations for the Employment Management Association (EMA) national conferences, the SHRM Staffing Management annual conference and the South Texas HR Symposium, as well as local SHRM chapter programs, the Fire-Rescue International annual conference, and various nonprofit agencies and career support groups.
Joe is currently a Senior Advisor for the Dallas/Ft.Worth SMA Chapter, and previously served on the national board of directors for EMA as vice president of Professional Development. He recently served on SHRM’s HR Consulting & Outsourcing Expertise Panel and currently serves on the SHRM Staffing and Workforce Planning Standards Taskforce. His interest in education and training is fostered by his Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education from the University of Arkansas.
See Clearly Consulting
“Engage – Develop – Optimize”
We have chosen Community Partners of Dallas for our December charity. CPD works with CPS to support 16,000 kids in Dallas who have been taken from their homes and are in foster care or are living with other family members. They are in need of Christmas gifts for their older kids. They tend to receive a lot of donations geared toward the younger kids. Ideal gifts are electronics, gift cards, and any other teenage-appropriate items. We will collect these items at our Dec. luncheon.