Skip to Page Content

Event Details

    November General Membership Meeting, Sponsored by Express Employment Professionals

    Date: November 12, 2015, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Joann Kizer
    Flathead Valley Community College - Fine Arts Building - Room 139
    Free to Members
    Event Type:
    iCal link
    Add to Calendar
    Program Description:  Most recruiters and hiring managers consider the interview to be the most valuable step in the recruitment process.  Typically, the interview is your first and only opportunity to meet a candidate—whether it’s in person, over the phone of via Skype.  So if you only have 30 to 45 minutes with each candidate, you need to make the most of your time by asking the right questions.   The right questions will help you identify candidates’ strengths and weaknesses and determine their fit for the job—and their fit within your organization.  Asking the right questions will also minimize risk to your organization!  This presentation is all about developing and asking the right questions:
    ● Developing BEHAVIOR-BASED and OPEN-ENDED Questions
    FOLLOW-UP Questions
    ● 3 OF THE WORST Questions EVER ASKED!
    Presenter Information: Denise started her career in human resources as an HR assistant with North Valley Hospital (NVH) from 1994 through 2001 and transferred to the hospital’s Rehab Department as its office coordinator and worked in that position through 2003.  She attended Flathead Valley Community College (FVCC) full-time from fall 2003 to spring 2005, and graduated with an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Human Resources Management. She was rehired by NVH April 2005 as an HR generalist for a12-month temporary assignment to work on various HR related projects, such as personnel policy reviews and development and employee classification and experience audits.  By taking on additional responsibilities, Denise demonstrated a talent for recruiting.  This resulted in the creation of a full-time position for her as NVH’s first recruiter.  In addition to her HR role, Denise became the volunteer services coordinator in August 2009.  She currently manages approximately 50 volunteers. 
    To ensure consistency in following a legal hiring process, Denise created a four-part training series for NVH hiring managers that covers key recruiting areas:  skill testing; job description development; application and resume review & red flags; and interview question development and techniques.  This experience led her to participate as a volunteer presenter for FVCC’s inaugural offering of the HR Survival Series in April 2015; her presentations covered job description development and interview techniques. 
    Denise regularly participates in local HR related events, such as FVCC’s Resume Café and representing NVH at local job fairs.  For the past four spring semesters, she has volunteered her time and shared her recruiting expertise with graduating FVCC healthcare career students to help them present a positive impression while completing their externships/clinical rotations; prepare resumes and complete applications; and she has coached them in interview skills.  She has made similar presentations to Columbia Falls High School students. 
    As a member of the Flathead Valley Chapter of SHRM since 2004, Denise served two terms each as its V.P. of Programs and Membership. Additionally, she served one term on the Montana SHRM State Council as its Diversity Director. 

    November's meeting is sponsored by: