Performance Based Interviewing (PBI)

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Performance Based Interviewing (PBI)

Performance Based Interviewing (PBI) is a method to increase the effectiveness of the interviewing process in selecting and promoting quality staff. With PBI, the interviewer carefully defines the skills needed for the job and structures the interview process to elicit behavioral examples of past performance.

Research findings show that the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. The job-related questions help the interviewer better evaluate applicants fairly and improve the match between people and jobs. This method is also referred to as competency-based or behavioral interviewing.

This website contains information for those preparing for interviews as well as for supervisors and trainers. Please choose the category from the PBI Links on the left side navigation which applies to you.