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Recruitment and Selection Workshop

A workshop developed for HR, recruitment & line managers wanting to make sound recruitment decisions.

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  • Format: Bespoke training

Course Overview

Recruitment decisions can have a lasting impact on the future success of organisations, get it right and success is contagious providing excellent role models and standards for all to aspire to. Get it wrong and the repercussions can be seen for many years not to mention the costs and effect on other staff members of poor hiring decisions.

Benefits of attending

Through a combination of lecture, exercises and case studies, you will learn how to run an effective recruitment campaign from start to finish. By the end of this two day event you will be able to:

  • Identify the requirements of the roles you seek to recruit
  • Understand the standards expected by candidates
  • Define appropriate evidence indicators
  • Produce high quality question structures to explore and probe answers
  • Design additional selection tools
  • Administer an effective recruitment campaign

Workshop Style

This highly participative two-day programme uses a complete recruitment exercise to introduce participants to the knowledge skills and behaviours required to conduct best practice recruitment and to make sound selection decisions. Using practical exercises throughout the delegates experience the benefits of Job Specifications, Personal Profiles and Competency definitions.

Who should attend?

This programme is intended primarily for Line Management, HR Managers and Recruitment Managers, however Internal HR/personnel and administration staff who are developing their role would also benefit.

Programme - Day 1

Introduction & Agenda

  • Lecture: The value of effective recruitment
  • The range of assessment tools
  • Current experiences (Delegate introductions)
  • Job Specifications
  • Defining the roles
  • Identifying competencies
  • Setting evidence standards (Exercise to review Case Study examples)
  • People Profiles
  • Specifying knowledge requirements (Exercise linking to Job Specifications)
  • Stipulating experience
  • Identifying genuine occupational requirements

Attracting Applicants (Exercise to review various approaches and their results)

  • Advertising
  • Agencies
  • Referral Schemes
  • Shortlisting Techniques
  • Setting Criteria (Practical shortlisting activity using “real” applicants)
  • Shortlisting Grids – (Instruction on tools to use)
  • Inviting Interviewees – (Discussion activity)
  • Rejecting non-selected candidates – (Discussion activity)

Preparing for Interviews

  • Defining questions (Discussion exercise to prepare for role-plays)
  • Producing paperwork (Lecture on tools and techniques)
  • Briefing colleagues (Discussion exercise on interviewing with others)

The Interview

  • The Interview Structure (Lecture Input)
  • Probing and follow through (Discussion Group Exercise)
  • Discussing Terms and Conditions (Lecture Input with discussion)
  • Handling candidate questions (Case Study/Role Play Activity)

Programme - Day 2

Additional Assessment Tools

  • Personality Profiling (Lecture Input with review of examples)
  • Aptitude Tests (Discussion groups considering the merit of Aptitude Tests)
  • Skills Tests (Practical Exercise to design a robust skills test)
  • Role Play Preparation

Recruitment Practice

  • Mock interviews in teams with observation and feedback
  • Mock interviews in teams with observation and feedback

Making Decisions (Lecture and Discussion with Group Input)

  • Combining evidence types
  • Evaluating evidence
  • Applying Weighting
  • Notes and Scoring

Completing the exercise (Lecture and Discussion with Group Input)

  • Making the offer
  • Taking up references
  • Rejecting unsuccessful candidates
  • Offering feedback

Evaluating results (Lecture and Discussion with Group Input)

  • Evaluating Methods
  • Probationary periods
  • Reporting stats and anecdotal feedback

Jocelyn Hughes

Jocelyn Hughes is a recognised expert in HR management and personal development, having worked in training and personal development since the early 1980s. A strong advocate of training for a reason, she has a practical approach to training which aims to provide participants and organisations with readily useful content, transferable to the workplace. Having enjoyed a successful career in training management, she began working as a freelance consultant in 1998, working with major blue chip organisations across the UK and internationally. Jocelyn is widely respected for her experience and expertise. She is a qualified NLP practitioner and is a published author of ‘Contact Centre Management’ with Echelon Publishing.

More details

We don't have any currently scheduled dates for this course but we can customise it to your requirements and deliver it on an in-house basis for any number of your staff or colleagues.

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Aleksandra BEER
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