It’s Academic Announces Innovative Behavioral-Based Assessment Techniques

Canadian based educational staffing firm It’s Academic is announcing the implementation of behavioral-based interviews to its innovative screening process. The increased focus on behavior based interviews as an assessment tool is twofold – 1) to provide the educational organizations with the best possible candidate for the job and 2) to assist job seekers in finding a fulfilling career at an organization they will love.

Behavior based interviews focus on experiences, behaviors and skills related to a specific job. Candidates are asked questions that reveal how they behaved in certain circumstances. The belief is that past behaviors are likely to predict future interaction and performance. Social science research shows behavior based interviews are more effective than traditional interviews at determining a candidate’s fit for a particular job and organization.

In order to drive the process improvement and implement the new interview focus, It’s Academic has hired long-time educator Andrew Melnyk as its Eligibility and Assessment Consultant. Melnyk brings 25+ years of experience in K-12 educational staffing including the design and assessment of behavior based interviews.

John Becker, It’s Academic’s Managing Director stated, “Andrew brings value added services to It’s Academic clients by matching employee skill sets and competencies to positions, and ensuring a successful fit given the geographic location of the school. He has served in educational leadership roles in North America and abroad. His expertise in behavior based interviewing procedures combined with extensive experience working abroad will allow him to leverage our services to the benefit of the organization and job seeker.”

One of the immediate changes It’s Academic has implemented is providing clients with a Candidate Suitability and Assessment Form. The Form is a report mechanism that organizes and quantifies a candidate’s experience and work history into an easy to digest document. The result is consistent evaluation for clients making it possible to hire the absolute best person for the job. The Candidate Suitability and Assessment Form also combines quantitative metrics and anecdotal data to evaluate potential hires.

To learn more about the behavior based interview and assessment process at It’s Academic, visit them on the web at or contact Managing Director John Becker at

About It’s Academic

It’s Academic provides global staffing solutions for educational organizations in North America and around the world. The firm works with schools, colleges, universities and private educational entities providing staff recruitment and placing for administrative and academic related vacancies. The firm also works on the employee side to assist educators in finding gainful employment within the education sector. It’s Academic is headquartered in Vancouver with a satellite office in Toronto.

Head Office – Vancouver
Suite 400-1681 Chestnut St.
Vancouver BC Canada V6J-4M6
Office: 604.637.5758
Fax: 778.724.1151
Email: its-info(at)
Toronto Office

Suite 2500-120 Adelaide St. West
Toronto ON Canada M5H 1T1
Office: 416.642.8566
Fax: 416.642.8567


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