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Interviewing: Past Behavior is the Best Predictor of Future Behavior

May 14, 2013

The key to any valid and reliable interview is asking past behavior questions.  

The describe the imagelesson 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. 

 Interviewer Tips

Paul Glatzhofer Paul Glatzhofer Paul Glatzhofer, M.A. is a Director of Talent Solutions based in the Pittsburgh office of PSI Services LLC. He works primarily with organizations that are implementing global assessment and development systems at the leadership level. Paul’s work includes leadership development, leadership skills training, coaching, leadership and executive selection, turnover and ROI analysis, and ongoing feedback development.