Competency-Based Interviewing Skills

The most common reason associated with a bad hire is rushing the decision process. Two-in-five hiring managers attributed a bad hire to pressure to fill the job opening. Without talent, an organization can’t transform and without transformation, an organization can’t grow. Hiring the right people in today’s complex business world is greatly enhanced when companies break with traditional hiring practices and transform to competency-based selection. There’s nothing more crucial to the success of an organization than bringing the right people on board, getting them into their right seats and encouraging their growth. This one day skill seminar illustrations on how to develop a competence-based interviewing skill and techniques.

Target Participants

Executives, Directors, Managers, Department Heads, HR Professionals and Managers.

Delivery Methods

Participants Will Learn

  • How to identify talent requirements in their industry,
  • How to identify future talent requirements,
  • What competencies are and how they can be aligned with your company’s aspirations,
  • Why competency-based selection is important not to make bad hires,
  • Developing Competency Based Interview (CBI) techniques for their company,
  • How to develop CBI questions, and
  • How to rate, analyze and make decisions on CBI responses.


Dr. Gemechu is the Founder & CEO at The iCapital Africa Institute, a professional service firm that co-creates solutions to help businesses transform themselves. He is also an assistant professor at the College of Business and Economics at Addis Ababa University. His teaching and research interests focus on National Workforce Development (Occupational Standards, Labor Market Information, and School-to-Work Transition); HR in Organizations (Strategic HRD & HRM; Workplace Learning, Organizational Design, HR Transformation); Business Strategy, Organizational Culture, Managing Change in organizations and related. He has a PhD in Human Resource Development from a joint program between AU (ETH) and the University of Ohio (US).

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