- July 30, 2020
- Posted by: user
- Category: Uncategorized
Identifying counterproductive behaviour
A study by Professors Melinda Blackman & David Funder, University of California (2002) highlights that an unstructured interview conducted by an experienced interviewer is more likely to uncover counterproductive behaviour than a formal interview.
Experienced interviewers will make a good connection, help the candidate feel relaxed & allow them to be themselves.
Unstructured interviews with experienced interviewer:
- Yielded more valuable information for personality judgement such as potential to engage in rebellious behaviour
- Asked less personality questions
- Appeared that candidates could have felt less pressure to fake good behaviour
- Candidates talked significantly longer than in a formal interview even though there were similar no. of questions
- Elicited a wider range of information & more candid responses
- Interviewers could identify inconsistent responses.
The study recommended multiple methods for interviewing.
For permanent roles we recommend:
- Informal coffee with hiring manager
- Formal interview
- Meet the team
- Then probity.