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Practical Approaches to Recruitment and Selection

Secure top talent in competitive markets

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

Recruiting the talent that will bring competitive advantage is a perennial challenge for business-line managers and HR professionals alike. All those involved need to have the knowledge, skills and confidence to manage the recruitment process from end to end: from writing job descriptions that actually meet business needs, to attracting the right applicants and using the most appropriate selection methods.

We can design and deliver experiential and practical workshops that will give participants the hands-on skills and know-how to ensure that they are able to appoint the best talent.

Participants will learn:

  • The key elements of a good job description and person specification
  • How to make a job advert ‘speak’ to the intended market: understanding what candidates are looking for from an employer
  • The risks and rewards of social media recruitment
  • Effective ways of dealing with recruitment agencies
  • Legal considerations: knowing what you can and cannot ask in an interview
  • Creating the right environment in an interview that it is conducive to communication
  • Group work: practice your interviewing technique

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Programme

What good recruitment & selection looks like and why it is important

  • The business benefits of recruiting the right talent
  • The different options to meet your staffing need

Defining the role: the job description and person specification

  • What are the key elements of a good job description and person specification?
  • The significance of the job description in later processes such as induction, performance management, job evaluation

Attracting the right applicants

  • How to make a job advert ‘speak’ to the intended market: what candidates are looking for from an employer
  • Understanding the available recruitment channels and deciding which ones are most appropriate for your role:
  • The risks and rewards of social media recruitment
  • Dealing with recruitment agencies
  • Direct advertising on the web

Legal Considerations

  • Avoiding discrimination
  • Knowing what you can and cannot ask

Preparing for the interview

  • Selecting the interview panel
  • Setting the interview questions
  • Creating the right environment that it is conducive to communication
  • Building rapport
 

Conducting the interview

  • Creating an interview structure
  • Record keeping
  • Scenario Practice interviews
  • Post interview selection and feedback

 

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