What is Observation interview?

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Observational interview refers to a process of passive employee observation in the company, assessing their skills and job tasks in order to gather the information for employee's further assessment and insight.

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Observational interview definition

What is observation interview?
Observational interview refers to a process of passive employee observation in the company, assessing their skills and job tasks in order to gather the information for employee's further assessment and insight.


Observational interview types

What is observation? What does it mean exactly?
Observation can be direct and unobtrusive.

1. Direct observation: when the interviewee knows that somebody is watching and evaluating his/her performance. There are two types of direct observations:

a) Continuous monitoring: it requires continuous monitoring through behavior or body language of the individual.

b) Time allocation: it allows a researcher to randomly allocate selecting a place and certain time of observation.

2. Unobtrusive observation: when the interviewee does not know he/she is being observed during the interview.


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