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MDBC Education 360: Competency Based Interviewing Workshop

February 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dear MDBC members,

Please note that this event has been postponed until further notice.

Join us at the first MDBC Education 360 for 2018!

Competency Based Interviewing Workshop – 
For Improved Hiring

Hiring the right talent is essential to any organization regardless of size or industry.  A bad hire can cost an organization significantly and will be damaging to an organization’s reputation and business.  Finally, getting rid of non – performing staff is a lengthy and costly affair.

It is essential for hiring managers therefore, to have the necessary skills in selecting the right employees.  The reality on the ground is that a lot of hiring managers still select new employees without conducting a structured interview and often base it on ‘gut – feel’ and / or “paper qualifications”.

This workshop will give you an understanding of the importance of competencies or “soft skills” in employee performance and will help you to identify the key competencies for a particular position.  We will kick off with a short introduction on effective selection tools and interviewing techniques.  This will provide participants with the necessary knowledge in, and theory behind, effective candidate selection.  They will learn how to avoid the common mistakes and pitfalls caused by unstructured interviews.  The core part of the workshop will be action – based, with participants getting involved in developing competency profiles, conducting interviews, and assessing the interview process and outcome.  For this training workshop, the facilitator will follow the well – known STAR methodology which is based on finding evidence in an candidate’s past behavior to predict his / her future behavior and success rate in the job.

At the end of the workshop you will be able to conduct a ‘structured’ selection interview and assess candidates objectively based on solid competencies.  This workshop will give participants concrete skills and tools that can be applied directly into their own work situation.

Who should attend?
This workshop is valuable for anyone involved in the hiring process, whether you are a business owner, HR Manager or department / team manager.  Furthermore, the STAR methodology is also valuable for department managers for use in performance appraisals with employees and for HR Development purposes.

Koen van Gurp – Recruitment Expert

Koen brings with him 18 years of experience in Executive Search and Corporate Recruitment working for and with companies like Heinz, Unilever, and Siemens.  He is an expert on competency based interviewing and has a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management.  As an Executive Search Consultant, Koen has gained extensive experience in hiring managers for clients across all industries.  Since 2008, Koen has been based in Kuala Lumpur where he set up TalentSquare, a regional Executive Search Firm working for a wide range of clients from startup companies to leading multinational organizations in Chemicals, Oil & Gas, Services, and Manufacturing.  Koen has extensive experience in competency based interviewing and in training hiring managers to apply the methodology in their organizations.

Date:    Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Time:    10:00 – 16:00 hrs (Inclusive of lunch)
Venue:  TBC

Early Bird Prices (Registration before Wednesday, 14 February (12 noon))
MDBC Members: RM 500 / Non – Members: RM 650
Regular Prices
MDBC Members: RM 700 / Non – Members: RM 850
All prices quoted above are inclusive of 6% GST

MDBC Education 360:
Education 360 is an initiative of MDBC giving business professionals an opportunity to gain invaluable and essential knowledge about trending business related topics from leading field experts.  The contents of the Education 360 workshops are applicable to a wide range of businesses.

Registration will be closed on Friday, 23 February 2018 (12 noon).  To register, please reply to the registration form which was sent to all members before the closing date to the MDBC Secretariat by e mail at info@mdbc.com.my.  All registered guests will receive an initial acknowledgement of your registration and our reconfirmation latest by Monday, 26 February 2018.  Please contact us if you do not receive this acknowledgement or reconfirmation.  An invoice will be issued upon registration.  MDBC is a GST registered entity with the GST registration number: 000562868224.  In order to facilitate the issuance of a GST claimable invoice, please follow the instructions in the registration form (online or below) carefully.

Alternatively, you may use the registration form below.  Please note that registration closes on Friday, 23 February 2018 (12 noon) and is required to confirm your attendance.  By registering online, you acknowledge the event guidelines.

Please note: Reservations are required, seats and refreshments are reserved for you so last minute cancellations and / or no shows will still be charged.  Please advise of any cancellations before / on Friday, 23 February 2018 (12 noon); replacements are welcome.
*MDBC and Koen van Gurp reserve the right to postpone or cancel the program if the interest is too low.  If the program is cancelled, fees paid will be returned.

With our best regards,
MDBC Secretariat
+603 – 2722 8335


February 27, 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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