Selection Methodology Training - ES9

Category: Training - Selection Methodology

Date: November 25th 2013 10:00am until 1:30pm

Location: Deanery House, Vantage Business Park, Old Gloucester Road, Hambrook, Bristol BS16 1GW

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Workshop Aim

To provide an overview of the application process and interviewing techniques currently in use. It is a mandatory requirement for anyone interviewing trainees on behalf of the Severn Postgraduate Medical Education.


Workshop Objectives

By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

Understand the concept of positive and negative indicators for evaluating answers.

Explain the need for standardised scoring.

Use a standardised scoring system to grade candidates at interview.

Record objective evidence of candidates’ statements/performance in ways that will be helpful in justifying decisions.

Identify some effective and less effective ways of asking objective questions at interview.

Gain practical skills in interviewing


Workshop Programme (Morning)

10:00 Tea/Coffee/Registration

10:30 Introduction to Selection Methodology

The Importance of the Person Specification

Interview Panel Formats

Equal Opportunities/Sources of Bias/Error

Prohibited Questions

11:00 Question Design

Designing Positive and Negative Indicators

The Behavioural Interview

Situational/Scenario Based Questions

Practice with Behavioural Questioning

Peeling and Probing

11:30 Tea/Coffee

11:45 Interview Scoring Systems

Deciding on Appointability

Further Interview Practice

Dealing with Tied Scores

12:30 End

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