Recruitment & Selection Training

For groups of people - at your premises or a location of your choice. Virtual training option also available.


Course duration: 1 or 2 days. Dependent upon the organisational needs and required outcomes of our clients, please also see 'Who Should Attend?'

The key to any successful team is to have the right people in the right jobs, and this applies for new recruits and for potential transfers from within the organisation.

With candidates increasingly improving their interview techniques, how can the manager recognise the best candidate from well-rehearsed candidates who look and sound plausible?

These Recruitment and Selection Workshops examine stages of the recruitment process and the range of techniques available to ensure that the correct choice is made.

The subject areas below will vary depending on course duration and the individual needs of the organisation.


Subject Areas Covered

Why recruitment is essential to team performance. Common mistakes made when recruiting and the consequences of making the wrong decision upon individuals, teams and organisations.

Recruiting within the legal framework. Understanding the main elements of the law relating to equal opportunities and non-discrimination.

Job Specifications and Selection Criteria. The importance of not making purely emotive decisions and being able to demonstrate that a fair and reasonable process has been followed. Some of the selection methods available, and how to choose the one that is most appropriate according to the vacancy.

Short listing. The application of principles concerning the reduction of applications to a short list that is consistent and accountable.

Psychometrics and ability testing. A fascinating insight in to Character Type Recognition and the preferred behaviours of ourselves and others. This can therefore then be related to addressing the use of unconscious bias during the recruitment process, and examines how these tools are best applied when considering the suitability of candidates..

Interview Skills. Including placing candidates at ease, recognising verbal and non-verbal responses and the use of probing questions. Depending on the duration of the course, time is reserved to provide delegates with an opportunity to practice what they have learned, and to observe others in a safe and supportive environment.

Making the right choice. How to best apply and work within a structured framework and decision making process. Looking again at unconscious bias and the use of references to ensure that the right person is offered the correct job.


Who should attend Recruitment and Selection Training?

The one day programme is designed for managers with basic experience of recruiting who need to become familiar with good practise and the law relating to recruitment, whilst developing intelligent probing questions to test a candidate's skills, knowledge and experience properly.

The two day programme is designed for managers who have minimal experience of recruiting and require a more in-depth learning experience.

This workshop is practical in nature and utilises examples of recruitment documentation and legal requirements to apply to vacancy scenarios. This allows the delegate to gain valuable hands-on experience and an opportunity to practice good skills.


If you would like more information on our Recruitment and Selection Training, please contact us.



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I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your Recruitment and Selection training yesterday - pace, content and ethos perfect for the group - and nearly finished on time! I particularly learnt a lot from the session on how to design interview questions and use 'probing' good questions. As a trainer myself I  know how hard it is to get everything right at once, as you did - so I congratulate you. It's always a pleasure to see best practice in action!  

Rona Rowe, Oxfordshire County Council Adult Learning

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