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Recruitment and Selection Course

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Recruitment and Selection Training Course

This course is aimed at management and those with responsibility for recruiting and selecting employees internally or externally for their organisation.

Since the economic downturn, job seeker numbers have increased. This has resulted in additional costs for businesses as they have had to assess more and more candidates. A lot of businesses have responded by inputting additional layers in their recruitment and selection process. With rumoured costs of between £7,000 and £35,000 for employing staff depending on level, it's essential that this process is robust.

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Course Syllabus

Module 1

Impacting Legislation
  • What is discrimination and what impact does it have on employment?
  • The importance of a Contract of Employment
  • Understanding employee rights and Working Time Directive
  • Data Protection

Module 2

The Recruitment Process/Defining the Requirements
  • A generic overview of the recruitment process
  • Looking into key aspects on the recruitment process including job assessment, job descriptions and job profiling

Module 3

Advertising the Job
  • Using recruitment agencies and specialists
  • Designing the advertisement to attract the right candidates
  • Where to place the advertisement to get maximum results

Module 4

Responding to Applications and Shortlisting
  • Acknowledging applications and sending holding letters
  • Reading and matching CVs/letters/application forms to the job specification
  • Planning the interview schedule
  • Preparing and sending interviewee packs
  • Preparing and sending rejection letters

Module 5

Preparing to Interview
  • Organising the logistics behind an interview
  • Using tests and psychometrics to whittle down the candidates
  • Effectively preparing generic/first and second generation questions
  • Single interviews Vs. panel interviews

Module 6

The Interview
  • How to correctly greet candidates
  • Administrating tests and psychometrics
  • The successful use of questioning techniques
  • The role of active listening
  • Interpreting body language - theirs and yours
  • How to assess the candidate throughout the interview
  • How to properly close the interview

Module 7

The Selection Decision
  • Making an objective selection
  • Following up on references and using these to make an informed decision
  • Presenting the job offer to the successful candidate
  • Sending rejection letters in a sensitive and tactful manner
  • How and when to provide constructive feedback

Module 8

Theory Into Practice
  • All participants will get a chance to practice what they have learned. They will plan and conduct an interview and receive constructive feedback.


By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • State the key pieces of legislation impacting on the recruitment and selection
  • Prepare a relevant job and personnel specification for a vacancy
  • Design an effective job advertisement
  • Identify best practices and protocols in responding to, and short-listing, applicants
  • Prepare effectively for a recruitment interview
  • Carry out an objective and professional recruitment interview
  • Make an objective and balanced recruitment decision
  • Complete the recruitment process to best practice standards

Scheduled Open Courses

Unfortunately our Recruitment and Selection course is not one that is currently scheduled as an open course, and is only available on an in-house basis.

If you would like to discuss how we can tailor this course for you and/or run it at your premises, please call us on 0844 800 3295 or contact us online with a brief description of your training requirements and we will get back to you.

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