Competency Based Behavioural Interviewing – Integrity/Honesty

Here is a story to emphasize honesty and integrity when interviewing people for jobs:

An empress with no children decided to hold a competition to determine who would succeed her when she died. She summoned all the children in the city to her palace and gave each one a seed. “Plant this seed, care for it, and in one year bring back the flower that grows from it. Whoever brings me the most beautiful flower will be the next empress.”

One young girl planted her seed in a pot and watered it every day, but nothing grew. At the end of the year she was devastated, but on the day set for inspection of the flowers she picked up her pot and carried it to the palace.

All the other children brought colorful, vibrant flowers, but the empress only glanced at them. She walked straight to the young girl and smiled. “All the seeds I gave you had been boiled and were dead. Only you were honest enough to bring back the original seed I gave you. You will be a just and wise empress.”

Moral: Tell the truth, even when it seems easier not to.

Kairos Performance Learning conducts Competency Based Behavioural Interview for MNCs and local conglomerates.

Mock Interview for Puncak Niaga:

The Facilitator is Dr. Khoo Cheok Kau who has wide in recruitment of managers, engineers, supervisors, technicians, HR Staff for Penang Seagate and B. Braun.


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