Understanding Motivation-Based Interviewing: A Video Interview with Carol Quinn

What is motivation-based interviewing? Learn the 3 components ALL top performers share in common that enable them to achieve above-average results. When it comes to hiring, learn why skill-assessment is NOT enough, and why behavior-based interviewing simple doesn't work! Hiring Expert, Carol Quinn, provides overview of MBI.

What Is Motivation-Based Interviewing?

Motivation-based interviewing (MBI) is a globally-used interviewing method that is simple, yet highly effective for hiring "High Performers." MBI training teaches interviewers how to assess the three components all High Performers share; skill, attitude and passion. Interviewers who use MBI can correctly identify job candidates who are self-motivated and willing to go the extra mile. MBI takes no extra interviewing time and can/should be used to fill every job opening.

Why Is MBI More Effective?

Traditional behavior-based interviewing training does an okay job teaching interviewers how to assess skills, but falls short when it comes to correctly assessing an candidate's motivation. That's a Big Deal!  Why? Hiring decisions based on skill alone produce mixed hiring results because it takes more than just skill to succeed. Think of skill as being analogous to a car. Think of motivation as its fuel. A car without fuel runs great...but only going downhill. Employees with the skill to do the job but not the self-motivation...  Read More

How To Learn MBI (Training Options):

Online Web Course - The Fastest Way

For Everyone: Individuals to Entire Organizations

Self-Paced eLearning, Tracks Multiple Learners
(Online, On-Demand)

  MBI Online Web Course

Instructor-Led Classes, Open To Public

Ideal For Individuals & Small Groups

Instructor-Led, Highly Interactive, Open To Public
(Remote Classes via Zoom)

Workshop Dates

Everyone Receives This 82-Page Workbook!

For 10+ People to Entire Organizations

Private Instructor-Led Classes For Your Company
(Via Zoom or In-Person)

How To Become An MBI Certified Trainer?

The NEW MBI Train-the-Trainer course format includes a combination of self-paced eLearning Lessons along with remote classes with an Instructor via Zoom. The eLearning Lessons are narrated by Carol Quinn, the creator of motivation-based interviewing, and that's where you learn how to teach MBI slide-by-slide. It's in the Instructor-led classes where you practice teaching it, develop confidence and master MBI.


Becoming an MBI Certified Trainer is easy and so convenient... online lessons that you do at your own pace plus four short classes. This course includes great printed training materials, and once Certified, you receive the MBI training presentation and videos. Pick a class that fits with your schedule and become a subject matter expert and Trainer for the MOST EFFECTIVE INTERVIEWING METHOD in the world. Every organization should have at least one MBI Certified Trainer.

Train-The-Trainer Course Schedule

Read What SHRM Wrote:

The word is getting out! So far, SHRM has published two articles featuring motivation-based interviewing. The Society for Human Resource Managers picks hot topics to write about at their annual conferences. MBI most certainly has their attention!

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Financial Times (MBI Article)

The Cure For ‘Have-a-Go’ Interviewers! Peter Whitehead talks to an expert in sorting out the genuine high performers from the rest: For Carol Quinn, it was inevitable that she would make her business all about perfecting how companies make hiring...

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Client Letter: MBI Results!

I read about motivation-based interviewing in a book written by Lee Cockerell (former Disney executive) and decided to give it a try. I absolutely loved it and implemented it company-wide. It is now mandatory (and company paid) for all...

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