The Behavioral Assessment Interview is directed toward learning as much information as possible about the applicant in the selection process or an employee's activities regarding misconduct in the workplace. In addition, this form of interviewing is used throughout any business conversation relating to fact-finding and discovery.
The interview goes beyond mere conversation. It's a meaningful interaction in which words, manner, voice, expression, and responsiveness are important. The interviewer's objective is to stimulate the interaction so the individual has a chance to demonstrate significant behaviors which will ultimately enable the interviewer to evaluate how the applicant measures up to the demands of the job or more readily determine an individual's involvement in a misconduct situation.