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Employee Selection, Type of Interviews, and Hiring Decisions

Compare and contrast the structured interview, situational interview, and behavioral interview. Determine which type of interview would be more beneficial when interviewing applicants. Support your selection.

In the selection of the candidate, determine if the manager should make the final choice or if others should be included in the final decision. Support your position.

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Guide Outline:
I. Define structured interview, situational interview, and behavioral interview.
II. Compare and contrast the three interview types.
III. Discuss which one is beneficial.
IV. Who should make the hiring decision´┐Ż"the manager or other person?
V. References

The suggested contents of your write-up:

I. Definition
In your definition, you can say that:
Structured interview is a "fixed format interview in which all questions are prepared beforehand and are put in the same order to each interviewee" (WebFinance, 2013).
This type of interview "provides the precision and reliability required in certain situations".

This type of interview required "the interviewer to follow a specific list of pre-determined questions, the focus of the interview will be on what is required for the position" (Doyle, 2013).

Situational interview is a "technique that places an applicant ...

Solution Summary

The solution discusses the three interview types such as structured, situational and behavioral. It found out that a combination of situation and behavioral interview is the best. It suggested that the manager should ultimately make the decision on hiring.

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