Better hiring decisions

Multiple-choice questions: In order to be awarded CPD units you must answer the following five random questions correctly. If you fail the test, please re-read the article before attempting the questions again

  1. When hiring a receptionist, which of the following questions/requests to the interviewee would likely be predictive of subsequent job performance?

  2. In hiring a chief financial officer, which of the following questions/requests would likely be most predictive of subsequent job performance?

  3. 'How much emotional intelligence do you believe you possess?' What kind of interview question is this?

  4. Introducing more structure in an interview is known to increase the effectiveness of selection interviews. What is the likely effect on interview effectiveness of encouraging interviewers to ask follow-up questions (eg 'Why did you do that?') when candidates provide inadequate or incomplete responses?

  5. Which of the following questions/requests in an interview is likely to be the most effective at predicting the future job performance of an accounts assistant?

  6. A large accountancy firm that needs to recruit around 50 graduates every year

  7. A small business that needs to hire only a handful of fairly junior employees every year

  8. Creating an interview structure and training interviewers in its use

  9. The fact that structured interviews are perceived as more difficult by candidates

  10. Interviewers who ask idiosyncratic questions such as 'If you were an animal, what kind of animal would you be?' are