Diversity in Hiring
The City of Prince George is committed to fair and equitable hiring practises. The City believes it workforce should reflect the community it serves and that workplace diversity drives innovation, helps local government better serve its residents, and is a benefit to all.
Candidates are screened based on the following criteria:
- Knowledge and skill
Candidates who are selected for review will be contacted by City Hall's Human Resources Division to discuss qualifications and arrange the following steps (if applicable):
Human Resources may request Candidates complete job-related testing to assess knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for a posting.
E.G. If a posting requires a minimum typing speed, Candidates will need to undertake a typing test.
Candidates who pass the screening process will be contacted by the Human Resources Division and provided with information on what to expect in an interview. In most cases, a panel will conduct the interview and include a manager and/or supervisor, and a Human Resources advisor. A variety of questions - including behavioural ones - will be asked.
Behavioural Interview Questions
Specific examples will be asked of how a Candidate dealt with a range of issues in their work experience.
E.G. “Tell me about a time when you had to provide service to a difficult customer.”
Responding to Behavioural Descriptive Questions
One way Candidates can answer behavioural questions is by using the STAR technique:
- Tell what the
- Describe the
Action taken and be sure to describe the contribution(s) made
- Explain the
Result and discuss the outcome
- Share any lessons learned from the experience
Preparing for a Behavioural Descriptive Interview
Job postings will list the skills and knowledge required for the position. Candidates should think about past experiences that relate to these requirements to help come up with examples for behavioural questions.
Following an interview, it may take up to two weeks for the City to check references and arrive at a final decision. Candidates will be contacted when a hiring decision has been made. The City would like to thank all Candidates for their patience.