Structured Interview Package (SIP)
The SIP assesses the critical dimensions of oral communication, interpersonal, and decision-making skills in a systematic and valid manner. It is a complete package that includes all the information and forms needed to conduct a successful interview.
The SIP includes:
- A discussion of the interview process including “prohibited” questions, rater and administrator instructions, types of errors, and notes regarding use of the interview.
- Situational questions directed at each of the dimensions measured, questioning techniques, and characteristics of strong and weak responses.
- Dimension definitions and evaluative scales, rating forms, suggested cutoff scores, and documentation forms.
- Validity The SIP was developed and validated in 1978 by a consortium of cities. Since that time it has been revised and re-validated several times, most recently in 2018.
- Completeness The SIP contains all the information and materials to conduct the interview. These include rater and administrator instructions, domain definitions, rating guides and scales, and suggested questions.
- Economy The SIP is priced to be cost-effective even for small agencies. As a fixed-priced product, agencies with large numbers of candidates find it even more economical.
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FPSI addresses the federal Uniform Guidelines On Employee Selection Procedures.
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