How to Use Motivation-Based Interviewing to Hire High Performers

SHRM 2015 Talent Management Conference & Exposition
Workplace Application: Learn how you can use motivation-based interviewing to help you hire self-motivated, high performers.
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You cannot accurately assess an applicant’s motivation using behavior-based interviewing. But you can do it using motivation-based interviewing (MBI) which assesses an applicant’s skill, attitude and passion – the three components found in all highly self-motivated people. This session will provide an overview of MBI and how you can use it to improve your organization’s quality-of-hire. You will learn:

  • Why MBI is more effective than traditional behavior-based interviewing for hiring top performers.
  • How MBI works to correctly identify high performers.
  • Understand exactly what "attitude" is and the significant role it plays in self-motivation, overcoming obstacles and in achieving goals.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 1:30pm to 2:45pm

Carol Quinn


Carol Quinn has more than 25 years of interviewing and hiring experience. She's also the author of four books including Motivation-Based Interviewing: A Revolutionary Approach to Hiring the Best. Over the years, Carol has shown thousands of interviewers how to accurately identify and select the genuine high achievers. Her interviewing method called “motivation-based interviewing”, or “MBI” for short, is utilized by organizations throughout the World. Carol is a gifted instructor who can show you how to assess the three essential attributes that all high achievers have in common.

Harbor Ballroom DE
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HR Credit
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Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
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