“What I think you brought to the interview board last week:
You were confident in and comfortable with the whole process of competency based interviewing. This instilled confidence in the board which enabled us to participate at least somewhat effectively! You conveyed a sense of trust which enabled us to discuss both the process and the attributes of candidates without having to be overly concerned about anything other than what we were about.
I valued and depended upon your experience, expertise, leadership and wisdom throughout the two days and also the confidence you placed in us. Lastly, even though we were involved in an important and serious process, in your role as chair of the interview board you set the tone, which was one of ease, openness and professionalism with a little bit of humour thrown in , in perfect measure!. I believe that this enabled the candidates to relax and engage in the conversation and I watched as they responded to your genuine interest in them and your curiosity about their experience to date, their role in what they described and what they believed they had to offer the particular role being interviewed for. I found the experience to be a valuable learning one for me as an interviewer and I observed and I think participated in a process that got the most from those being interviewed.
Elaine Howley, Chief Executive Officer, NCBI Services - Working for People with Sight Loss