CIPD Western Region and Covidien Host a Student Workshop on Interview Skills

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21 November 2014

Western Region Student Workshop - Ber Fennessey presenting

CIPD Western Region in association with sponsors Covidien held a day long workshop on Interview Skills and the STAR Rating Model. Ber Fennessy and Gail Quinn of Covidien co-facilitated the session where over 60 HR students from NUIG and GMIT learnt about how to source and select candidates using a competency based selection process. 

Western Region Student Workshop - Gail Quinn presenting

Participants learnt valuable skills that included how to plan for selection, candidate care, how to structure questions and assess candidate responses based on the STAR process. According to Covidien HR Manager, Ber Fennessy competencies are exhibited in the form of behaviour and past behaviour is an indicator of furture performance. This was not a theory session but one where the faciliators shared their own practical experiences and where participants got the opportunity to practice interviewing real candiates who volunteered their time to ensure a high quality and practical learning experience.

Contact person

Mary Ann McDonagh, CIPD Western Region, PRO
Tel: 087 2845795