HRCI-Approved Essential HR Series: WABA Interview Design

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Date(s) - 09/20/2013
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Warwick San Francisco Hotel : Encore Room


Workplace Application: This workshop will provide HR/OD specialists, supervisors and managers with an in-depth understanding of the various elements of Waypoint Advanced Behavioral Assessment (WABA) and how these elements can be incorporated into the design of a highly predictive executive/employee screening process.

Using traditional interviews, companies on average have about 1 in 5 chance of identifying that exceptional performer. This means that 4 out of 5 candidates selected are either average or poor performers. Using our WABA advanced screening procedure, selection professionals will be able to easily triple those odds.

Program Description

This full-day, interactive and hands-on workshop is designed for Human Resources and Organizational Development (HR/OD) professionals who wish to gain an in-depth understanding of the WABA screening process. At the end of the program, participants will be able to design their own screening interviews for any mission-critical position.

Designed to be fun and engaging, this course is specifically customized for those involved in the executive/employee screening process. Starting from a step-by-step guide to effective job analysis, the creation of an accurate job description, mapping of key KSAOs to individual questions, to the creation of Waypoint’s proprietary scoring algorithm, participants will walk away with the necessary knowledge to design and validate behavioral interviews for any given job. ***This course is intended to be conceptual; thus, no background in statistics is required.

Successful completion of this course will signify competency in the following areas:

  • Understanding of major flaws behind traditional interviews
  • Research and rationale behind the design, use and validation of the WABA
  • Key elements of the WABA screening procedure
  • Overview of the WABA scoring algorithm

Date: September 20, 2013
Location: Warwick San Francisco Hotel, 490 Geary St. San Francisco, CA 94102 (Encore Room)
Time: 8am – 4pm (continental breakfast and full lunch provided)
Fee: $395 per participant **Limited seating
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Program Overview

8am – 8:50am Continental Breakfast and Introductions
9am – 10:30am Overview on why wrong candidates get hired
Legal guidelines surrounding employee selection
Key elements of behavioral interviewing
10:40am – Noon WABA interview design (Part I) – Steps 1 – 3
1. Practical considerations
2. Job analysis
3. Job description
Noon – 1pm Catered Lunch
1pm – 2:30pm WABA interview design (Part II) – Steps 4 – 6
4. Identifying KSAOs
5. Designing high-precision questions
6. WABA scoring principles
2:40pm – 4pm Group exercise
WABA interviewing – Role play
>4pm Wrap up and networking

Instructor Bio

Stephen Jeong, Ph.D. is Managing Director of Waypoint People Solutions – a management advisory firm that combines research in psychology with cutting-edge statistics to bring high precision, evidence-based solutions to clients. Over the past 12 years, Stephen has worked with both government and private organizations in the areas of test design and validation, executive selection, leadership competency design, certification and licensure testing, and employee surveys.

His passion lies in designing and validating high-precision assessments related to executive selection and development. As a visiting professor, he also teaches graduate and undergraduate courses at Golden Gate University in San Francisco and DeVry University including Testing and Assessment, Research Methods, Leadership and Motivation, and Organizational Development. Stephen holds a Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from The Ohio State University.

***6.5 General Re-certification Credits (PHR/SPHR/GPHR) awarded upon completion
Note: The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for re-certification credit

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