The HR Dictionary

Behavioral-Based Interview Questions

Behavioral interview questions are questions that are based on how you’d act or you acted in a specific situation. They're intended to determine your ability level, how you handle pressure, and how you carry yourself in a work environment during the recruitment process. It also enables the interviewer and the organization to learn more about you as a candidate. Since behavioral questions are thought to be the best method to learn more about the person behind the profile, most companies include them as a mandatory part of the recruitment process through their ATS or recruitment software. The notion is that the most accurate indicator of future success is past performance. Employers can acquire information from candidates using these situational interview questions to aid in making informed hiring decisions. The majority of the HR software in the market today allows employers to configure behavioral-based questions to the recruitment workflows of the organization making it easy to collect, compare and process candidate information.