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Experts Connection Webinar for HR Professionals Focuses on Behavioral Interview Strategies

Date: April 9 2012

NOVATO, Calif. (April 9, 2012) – A recent survey reveals that a bad hiring decision costs an employer between $25,000 and $50,000, yet many companies use an ad hoc approach to hiring. Behavioral interviewing minimizes the risk of a bad hire, as recruiting expert Matt Gill will explain in the next session of the Experts Connection ( webinar series for executive recruiters. The session, entitled “Predicting the “Right Hire”: The Art of the Behavioral Interview,” is scheduled for Thursday, April 26, from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. ET, (1:00 – 2:30 p.m. PT), and is sponsored by NETSHARE® (
Behavioral interviewing is based on the premise that past behavior or performance will predict future behavior and performance. When correctly crafted, a behavioral interview allows the interviewer to learn how a candidate actually performed in his or her previous job, and whether they should be a good fit for the position at hand. When included as part of the hiring process, a behavioral interview can be an excellent barometer that managers can use to identify the best candidate.
In this online class, Matt will explain how to develop, administer, and evaluate a behavioral interview that can be customized to suit any position. Matt will reveal how to incorporate the needs of the company, the department, and the position, and how to prepare for the interview itself. Matt will include tips on how to work with the hiring managers to ensure that they will gather the right information for evaluation.
Specific topics to be covered include:
  • Creating a behavioral interview that can be adapted for any job role.
  • Conducting a behavioral interview, including how to use specific behavioral questions.
  • How to guide “off-message” candidates to drill down to get to relevant, even critical information.
  • How to assimilate that information to make the best hiring decision.
“Many companies continue to make bad hiring decisions because they don’t have the right interviewing processes in place for job candidates,” said Katherine Simmons, CEO of NETSHARE and host of the Experts Connection webinars. “Behavioral interviews are a proven way to screen candidates to determine whether they will perform as required, and if they will be a good fit for the company. Understanding how to use a behavioral interview for candidate selection minimizes the risk of making a disastrous hiring decision.”
The cost of the Experts Connection seminar is $100, and access is provided via web and telephone. A web archive also is available for registrants. For more information, visit the Experts Connection online at
About Matt Gill
Matt Gill, is the Managing Partner and a founding member of MICA Consulting Group, a retained recruiting firm specializing in connecting people in marketing, interactive, creative and advertising disciplines.  Matt has been active in the recruiting industry for the past 17 years, and over the last decade has served as a retained search recruiter in marketing, sales and advertising. He is also a certified Behavioral Interview Trainer. Matt has served on a number of boards including the Susan G. Komen Foundation, serving as head of governance. He is a graduate of Saint Michael’s College and resides in Boston.
NETSHARE ( is a confidential, membership based organization dedicated to providing executives across all disciplines and industries with quality $100K plus job lists. NETSHARE also offers networking opportunities and a community of peers for the exchange of strategic information related to job search, professional development and best practices. NETSHARE has been recognized by Fortune and Forbes magazines as the best online destination for executive positions.