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Confident Recruitment and Selection Interviewing Skills

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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.

This highly practical course 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 of the course 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

 

  • 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

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

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.

Special offers

Multiple booking discount

Receive a 20% discount when you book more than one event, or book more than one person on the same event. Please note this discount only applies to the lesser priced booking and when all bookings are placed together.

Registered charities

You are entitled to a 25% discount on your booking if you are a registered charity. This discount will show on your invoice once your booking is submitted. You will need your charity registration number for the booking form.

On demand access

You can purchase and access a full recording of selected international employment law events. This is an option for those who cannot attend an event on a particular day or those who wish to share knowledge with colleagues. Full slides and documentation are provided and the recording is accessible in easily digestible bite-sized chunks. Get in touch to learn more.

Technology is bringing about seismic shifts in how we communicate on both a personal and business level. This is particularly evident in how learning is consumed and JSB is committed to delivering its L&D services in a way that optimises all appropriate technology.

In each case participants receive a documentation pack which includes any presentation material alongside a supporting narrative giving useful background information.

Choose the right approach for you:

Face-to-face attendance

The most valuable form of learning delivery continues to be the face-to-face classroom-based event. Engaging with expert speakers and fellow participants in relaxed two-way discussion in a distraction-free environment offers a valuable and practical learning experience.

All JSB programmes take place in top venues in central London and participants report that they greatly value the opportunities that these events provide for learning and networking.

Virtual classroom participation

We frequently welcome participants from overseas to our London events. However, we recognise that HR professionals who are responsible for managing workforces in these countries will not always be able to make the financial and time investment necessary to attend JSB events when they run in London. You will have the opportunity to submit questions to the speaker throughout the event and will get access to the slides and documentation in exactly the same way as those in the room. All you need is a standard domestic broadband connection.

On demand access

Should you find that you can’t wait until the next event on your chosen topic, you can access a full recording of a recent live event. Again, full slides and documentation will be provided. This is an option for those who cannot attend an event on a particular day. Moreover if the learning is to be of practical value it is often the case that even those who participated on the day welcome the opportunity of accessing the material in the weeks and months following the event. It’s a great way to share content with colleagues too.

What next?

Go to our booking form and when you select the event you wish to book on, simply choose the option that best suits you. If you are interested in the on demand access, please get in touch to find out more.

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