Behavioural Event Interview Training

Do your current selection processes sufficiently uncover past behaviour and performance?


While psychometric instruments provide an evaluation of potential, behavioural event interviewing (an advanced form of structured interviewing) gathers evidence of past behaviour against an agreed competency framework. Past behaviour, of course, provides an indication of likely future performance in the role.


The interviewee is guided to tell the story of successful and unsuccessful outcomes in recent business roles whilst the interviewer skilfully probes and clarifies exactly how success was achieved.


The business benefits of behavioural event interviewing:


  • Shown to have 50% more predictive validity than traditional interviewing
  • Especially effective when evaluating candidates for senior roles
  • Captures evidence of individual performance against a framework of behaviours required to succeed in a dynamic and challenging role
  • The experience is more pleasant for the interviewee, allowing them to give an accurate account of their capabilities, and gain a positive impression of the hiring organisation


Behavioural event interviews should only be conducted by a trained interviewer to ensure your selection process is valid, robust, reliable and defensible. Getfeedback has over 10 years of experience of conducting and training HR professionals in the art of behavioural event interviewing. We have developed a four day Behavioural Event Interviewing Accreditation Programme

designed to provide individuals with the necessary skills to conduct these interviews as part of their recruitment and development processes.

For further information on our highly renowned Behavioural Event Interviewing Accreditation Programme please click here.