An observation interview is a form of job interview that may be conducted by an employer or recruiter before recruiting a new employee or promoting an existing employee. It also enables a boss or recruiter to track and assess others at work. The interviewer will take notes to inform the recruiting manager or human resource officer of the individual’s performance. Few employers use this observation interview to see whether prospective applicants will meet the job’s requirements, and others use it to decide which employees are deserving of promotion.
Types of Observation Interview
- Continuous monitoring – This approach relies on continuous monitoring over a set period. Its main emphasis is on the individual’s actions or body language.
- Time Allocation – It enables a researcher to assign a venue and a certain time at random.