How Behavioral Interviews Can Help the Construction Industry

Is your organization up to speed on behavioral interviews? Construction companies and other employers don’t want rehearsed examples from candidates about their past work successes and challenges. Instead, decision makers want talent to explain how they might behave in a specific situation. As Steve Squier, strategic director at Seven Step RPO writes, behavioral interviews emphasize why and how people address workplace challenges. “Start looking for a candidate’s ability to innovate, their energy toward ambiguity and unfamiliar challenges, and nimbleness,” explains Squier. “You can present the candidate with a real problem your company faces (or an anticipated one), and ask the candidate how they would solve it.” This methodology can be super helpful when hiring project managers.

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