Interview Training For Hiring Managers
Recruiting Toolbox’s interview training for hiring managers — Predicting Success — is custom built, complete with interview guides, to help your interviewing teams leverage behavioral interviewing and situational interviewing techniques to hire quality, diverse talent, fast.
Hiring managers from these organizations give our workshops rave reviews:
Looking to improve speed, quality, and diversity? We’re here to help.
Since 2005, we’ve built custom behavioral and situational interview training – with interview guides – for hiring managers from startups to global leaders like PepsiCo, Deloitte, Amazon, Autodesk, EA Games, Starbucks, Booking, Nubank, and Pokemon.
Our interviewing workshops are designed to teach your interviewers, recruiters, and hiring managers how to hire YOUR way. This is not a generic, basic behavioral interviewing 101 with legal do’s and don’ts that will bore your smart hiring teams.
Instead, we consult with you early on to help you define your hiring bar, which includes articulating your hiring principles, your diversity point of view, your critical behaviors/competencies, and your process. Then, we collaborate with you to build your training, so we can teach your hiring teams how to hire the right talent for your organization.
Our workshops focus on defining and aligning your hiring teams on your hiring bar, core and advanced candidate evaluation, diversity, interviewing team alignment, legal issues and bias mitigation, quality decision-making, candidate experience, and selling.
What’s covered in Recruiting Toolbox’s Interview Training For Hiring Managers?
Here’s what we typically cover in our 4-8 hour Interview Training for Hiring Managers Workshop:
- How to evaluate candidates and make hiring decisions aligned to your company’s hiring bar
- How to set up a quality interview process and ensure you have the right interviewers, focused on the right criteria
- How to create and leverage valid and reliable best-practice behavioral, situational, problem-solving, and white-board questions to uncover evidence of skills, behaviors, achievements, and motivators – all required to predict success
- How to create an interview process that’s inclusive and fair and helps you achieve your diversity goals
- How to make tradeoffs informed by your unique hiring principles (i.e., does pedigree matter?), so that your hiring teams make hiring decisions that are aligned to your company’s approach to talent
- How to create a great candidate experience
- How to leverage great interviewing and storytelling to attract and sell candidates
A detailed agenda can be accessed in our Interviewer Training For Hiring Managers overview document.
We custom-build the training content to align to your goals, your culture, and development opportunities. We can deliver the training in-person in your offices over one-half to one full day, or virtually, via Zoom, over multiple days, broken into 2.5-hour modules. We also offer asynchronous online hiring manager training (with 100+ 3-7 minute pre-recorded videos) that companies like Cisco, Upwork, HelloFresh, and IBM have leveraged to upskill their interviewing and hiring teams.
Learn more about our Interviewer Training for Hiring Managers.
Our Interviewer Training For Hiring Managers is led by talented former Corporate Recruiting Leaders from companies like Amazon, Expedia, Starbucks, T-Mobile, KPMG, and Marriott. We are experienced consultants and trainers who bring a real-world, practical approach to our clients’ biggest recruiting challenges, and build relationships with clients that last years and years.
Our team has been hired and trusted by world class companies from over 20 countries to train their hiring teams. Learn more about our practitioner background and credibility here.
We conduct focus group calls with your hiring teams before we design your training. This helps us to customize the content to your needs and ensure that the training was practical and actionable.
A typical workshop will have up to 20 interviewers and/or hiring managers in each workshop, so that we can keep everyone engaged, and keep small-group discussions and exercises small enough so that everyone feels like they’re contributing in your in-person or virtual training. If you have a team larger than 20 people, we’d deliver multiple sessions.
This training is built for corporate hiring teams only. If you work for an agency or RPO firm and you like our approach, or if you’re looking for individual training, you can check out our resources for solo recruiters, agencies, and small teams here.
Our training delivery options allow you to choose the format that works best for your team:
- Live, virtual delivery spread over multiple days in 2.5 hour zooms.
- In-person live delivery delivered in 1 day or two half days.
- Online, pre-recorded training delivered in 3-6 minute videos
How do we scale this for larger organizations? If you choose live training, we build a custom train-the-trainer workshop, certify your trainers, and then your internal trainers would deliver ongoing training to help you scale across your org.
Download a PDF of our Training Delivery Overview document to learn more about each of these options.
Hear John Vlastelica explain how we help larger organizations scale training through our Train-the-Trainer program.
“Excellent! This is an important component of our plan to achieve our mission, and I’ll be requiring all of my hiring managers to attend this training. 5/5.”
VP/Hiring Manager, Electronic Arts
Who hires us?
EA Games. PepsiCo. Booking. Starbucks. Yahoo. Target. Dolby. Autodesk. Pinterest. Micron. LinkedIn. Bill.com. Deloitte. Leading companies around the world choose Recruiting Toolbox as a partner when they’re looking to raise the bar on who they hire and how they hire via custom interviewing and hiring manager training.
What can you expect if you engage us?
Use our Interviewing Effectiveness Diagnostic Tool to self-evaluate how your hiring teams are interviewing and selecting talent.
Learn about how we embed diversity into your custom interview training.
Companies have moved beyond thinking of diversity as compliance work or just an HR initiative. Savvy executives and talent leaders want to embed diversity into everything they do, including recruiting. Our custom interview training covers key issues relating to diverse recruiting practices. Learn more about how these practices are incorporated in this training below:
Would you like to dive deeper into diversity training for your hiring managers? Check out our custom Diversity Hiring Manager Training.
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