The key to any valid and reliable interview is asking past behavior questions.
The lesson here is that the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior and past performance.
As you interact with a candidate in an interview what you’re trying to determine is “is this candidate going to be a good performer for our organization moving forward?”
The best way to find this out is to ask questions to elicit what they’ve done in the past, past experiences and past behaviors.
For tips on how to do this in an interview, check out the video below by our in house interviewing guru, Paul Glatzhofer.