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Confident Recruitment and Selection Interviewing Skills

This is a sample learning overview that we can design and deliver specifically for your organisation.

With the average cost of recruiting a new employee exceeding £7,000 and staff churn at an all time high, it’s never been more important to attract and select the right candidate.

We can design and deliver a highly interactive programme that provides a step-by step approach to the recruitment and selection process, with tips and techniques to help you to structure interviews, ask the critical questions and present your company in the best possible light. The ultimate aim is to give you the confidence and re-assurance that you’ve recruited the person who is the best match for the role.

Course highlights

  • Confidently recruit the right person for your vacancy
  • Understand the importance of getting it right
  • Use the most effective recruitment options
  • Spec out the job description to make sure you know what your ideal candidate looks like
  • Know the steps to plan and prepare for an interview
  • Think from an organisational perspective and project your company in the best possible light
  • Maintain your focus on the interview's primary objectives
  • Make effective decisions about each candidate

Designed for

Managers, supervisors and HR professionals whose jobs require them to take part in the effective recruitment and selection interviewing process. The course would also benefit those who administer recruitment and need to have a good understanding of the recruitment and selection interview process. The course introduces a structured approach to help with preparation and planning and is ideal for those who are new to interviewing.

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Attracting the Right Person

  • Defining the recruitment and selection process
  • Methods of recruitment - head-hunters, recruitment agencies,  the media and internal applications
  • Identifying your role and responsibilities

Preparing for Interviews

  • Using job descriptions and person specifications
  • Interview objectives and structuring an interview plan for each candidate
  • Preparing the interview room
  • Selecting an appropriate interview time and venue
  • Style of interview - one-to-one, board, panel, who should attend etc
  • The importance of employment legislation in successful interviewing

Conducting the Interview

  • Creating an open environment so that the candidate is encouraged to open up and relax
  • Overcoming barriers to communication. Using positive body language
  • Keeping the interview on track and using effective Listening and Questioning skills
  • How to take notes - recording information for future use

After the Interview

  • Reviewing candidate qualities, attributes and skills against set criteria
  • Selecting the right candidate - evaluating performance, strengths and weaknesses

Personal Development

  • Formulating an action plan

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