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Recruitment and Selection

Management Development >> Recruitment and Selection


This highly interactive course aims to provide staff members with the confidence and reassurance that they are recruiting the best matched person for each role. We will provide a step-by-step guide to the recruitment and selection process with an opportunity to conduct interviews as a panel on day  two and review the outcomes. We concentrate on techniques to help structure an interview, ask the critical questions and present the organisation professionally.


  • Confidently recruit the right person for a role
  • Understand the importance of getting it right
  • Use the Role Profile/Person Specification to recognise your ideal candidate
  • Plan and Prepare effectively for an interview
  • Think from the organisation’s perspective and project the vacancy positively
  • Understand How to maintain a fair and consistent approach to process
  • Maintain focus on the interview’s primary objectives
  • Make objective decisions about each candidate
  • Formulate your own personal development action plan

Course overview

Effective preparation

  • The cost of recruitment
  • Fully understanding the role to recruit the right person
  • Identifying your role and responsibilities
  • Making sure the process is: fair, objective and transparent
  • Using job descriptions and person specifications/role profiles
  • Preparing core questions
  • The importance of employment legislation – The Equality Act 2010

Attracting the right person and short listing

  • Attracting people to the position and defining an accurate description of the role
  • Short listing candidates

The Interview

  • Creating an open environment enabling the candidates to relax
  • Effective communication. Keeping the interview on track using listening skills, questioning skills and positive body language
  • How to take notes and record interview information for future use
  • Reviewing candidate qualities, attributes and skills against set criteria
  • Evaluating performance, strengths and weaknesses to select the right candidate
  • Prepare an action plan for your personal development.


“An excellent and very informative course, I now feel much more confident in Recruiting in a structured way. Highly recommended”

– London Borough of Tower Hamlets

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Course Details

Who is it for?
Anyone who is involved in the recruitment process

Course Duration
2 days


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