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December Chapter Meeting : Behavioral Interviewing - A Modern Take On A Timeless Classic

  • Courtyard Marriott 75 Railroad Street Keene, NH, 03431 United States (map)

Courtyard Keene Downtown Marriott, 75 Railroad Street, Keene NH, 603.354.7900

Non-members welcome!  Registration, networking, and a light breakfast begin at 7:30 am; meeting and educational session run from 8:00-9:30 am.

 Session Overview

Behavioral Interviewing - A Modern Take On A Timeless Classic 

Does it seem like your organization has an antiquated approach to recruiting?  Are you continually going through the motions of asking the same questions to candidates, only to end up with a high turnover?  In this session, we’ll review key topics around behavioral interviewing and how this approach can help provide success in finding the right candidate for your organization.  With such a limited time to make an impactful decision for your team, it is essential to take the initiative and create a productive candidate experience that can be used consistently for the future.  Some of the areas we’ll cover in this session include:

  • Questions you’ll want to use to get the most out of your candidate interviews.

  • Review the “STAR” technique and how it can enhance your interview experience.

  • Explore questions to avoid and that are against the current federal laws to ask.

  • Hear about experiences from your peers regarding interview situations and what they learned from the process.

  • Discuss resources and tools available for crafting your ideal interview.

About our Presenter

 David Gordon, Organizational Development & Training Consultant for The Main Street America Group Insurance Company has over 10 years’ experience in the property and casualty insurance field, specializing in technical training, sales training, and organizational development.  David’s area of expertise is independent agency onboarding and training and internal employee technical orientation.  David has developed engaging and interactive learning for his customer base using a variety of training software and tools.  David will share his enthusiasm for creating fun learning segments that lead to high levels of retention and a positive learning experience for the participant!  David received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Keene State College in 1998.  

About our Meeting Sponsor

Special thanks to our December meeting sponsor, fellow Greater Monadnock SHRM member, Matthew J. Snow, Regional Vice President of Primerica, Inc.  Primerica is a leading distributor of financial products to middle-income households in North America with over 120,000 life insurance licensed representatives.  Matt educates clients about how to better prepare for a more secure financial future by assessing their needs and providing appropriate solutions through term life insurance (which Primerica underwrites) and mutual funds, annuities and other financial products (which the company distributes primarily on behalf of third parties).  Primerica insures approximately 5 million lives and has over 2 million client investment accounts.  Contact Matt for information on educational workshops he can bring your employees and how he and Primerica can assist them.



  • Greater Monadnock SHRM is certified by SHRM as a Preferred Provider to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP, and this program has been registered for 1 PDC in the SHRM Body of Competency & Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™).

  • This program has been submitted for 1 General HR Credit Hour toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR certification through the Human Resources Certification Institute.

RSVP & Guest Policies

No advance registration for members or guests is required for this meeting; please join us!  Come share information with fellow HR professionals.  Bring an HR friend or colleague! 

Non-member guests may attend our monthly educational sessions for the nominal charge of $15 each.  If you wish to save time that morning, guest registration is available in advance.

Registration for calendar-year memberships for 2019 is open all year long, and credit card payments are accepted.

Networking & Informal Discussion Afterward

You are encouraged to stay to chat with fellow GMSHRM members and, perhaps the speaker when available, at the Marriott until 10:00 am.  This is in response to member requests to connect with fellow GMSHRM members after the monthly meetings to network and have an informal discussion regarding whatever hot topics you are facing.  Help yourself to whatever food is still there, but please understand that the Marriott staff will be working to clear the room by 10:00.

Guest Fee

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