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The Southern CT Chapter of SHRM seeks to promote the professionalism of the HR Profession by offering members a wide variety of professional development and networking opportunities, as well as a common forum in which to share ideas and experiences. New to HR? Consider attending one of our HR Emerging Professional's (HREM's) Networking Events. Seasoned professional or in transition? Attend one of our education events and network with other liked-minded professionals. Take advantage of additional benefits by joining our chapter. Visit soctshrm.org for events and chapter information.

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Event: Training Hiring Managers to Conduct Predictive and Unbiased Interviews

Join SOCT SHRM and George Smirnoff, PHR, SHRM-CP, Project Manager, from Westport- based APTMetrics will discuss the pain points that companies face attracting and retaining qualified candidates and the best practices to mitigate turnover by addressing common pitfalls that occur during the interview process.

The Interviewer Experience:
Training hiring managers to conduct predictive and unbiased interviews in the wake of the Great Resignation

What are the primary challenges that organizations face today in hiring qualified candidates?

  • Interviewer bias about an applicant’s skills, knowledge, and abilities starts within the first 20 seconds
  • 49% of interviewers think they know “fit” with their organization in less than five minutes
  • 95% of hiring managers receive less than one hour per year of interview training

A study conducted by Leadership IQ found that 46% of all new hires FAIL within the first 18 months due to the misalignment of skills, attitudes, or objectives with the roles they are asked to fulfill. This session is meant to discuss not only the challenges hiring managers face, but to offer techniques to help hiring managers conduct effective and unbiased interviews that result in the hiring of a talented and diverse pool of employee candidates.

Program Schedule:
May 24, 2022 at the Norwalk Inn, Norwalk, CT
5:30 – 6:15pm Check-in and networking;
5:45pm Dinner is served;
6:30pm Intro/sponsor announcements
6:45 – 8:15pm program

To illustrate the importance of training for hiring managers, George will feature “The Interviewer Experience,” a tool that offers a unique, immersive approach to learning structured interviewing techniques that put a participant into a real-life business case where there is an urgent need to fill a critical position on their team.

Topics include:

  • Emphasizing the concept of inclusive hiring, specifically addressing bias and understanding what constitutes discrimination in the hiring process.
  • Exploring methods and tools to inform hiring decisions based on years of research and legal guidelines regarding effective-interviewing best practices.
  • Teaching effective structured-interview methods that are consistent, efficient, and help identify top talent.

Registration and details: https://www.soctshrm.org/event...

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