Successful recruitment is about finding the right person for the job. This means finding the person who has that unique mixture of first-class abilities and is a good cultural fit.
Although simple enough it is often challenging to select the right candidate, especially in a competitive market.
This workshop is designed to equip anyone involved in the interviewing and selection process with a range of skills and techniques they can use to conduct recruitment interviews which are effective, within the law and fits with your company culture.
This programme will enable delegates to:
- Use effectively behavioural, competency-based interviewing – where the most reliable
- Indicator of future performance is evidence of past behaviour
- Identify the essential criteria and experience you require with the job and person specification and to evaluate if the candidate meets this
- Establish what to look for in a CV – highlighting areas that need clarification at the interview
- Prepare for and structure the interview and manage the time available
- Identify what questions to ask to understand the candidate’s experience and get them talking
- Sell your organisation’s benefits and on-board the right person quickly
- Work within the legal framework – things you can / can’t ask and the legal pitfalls to avoid
- Managing bias
- Manage ‘tricky’ questions that the candidate might ask
- Give your feedback after the interview, including your recommendation on hiring
Who should attend?
- All people who are involved at any stage of the interviewing and selection process
- Those managers who are out of practice and require a fresher to their interviewing skills
- Younger managers and employees who are likely to be involved at a future stage as an observer or additional assessor
Course Structure and Methodology
A set of slides are provided to delegates as a ‘take away’ some of which are for further background reading as the actual course delivery is provided through:
- Facilitated discussion and Q&A
- Slide content and walk through of best practice and tips
- Group and facilitator feedback on specific leadership qualities
Behavioural, competency based interviewing
- Challenges, objectives, cost of mistakes
- Preparation and what are we looking for?
- Using the job and person specification
- Covering letters and CVs
- Those you can and can’t ask
- Using the STAR questioning structure to get real examples of previous experience
- Legal pitfalls to avoid
- Common perception errors and how to avoid them
The Interview Meeting Structure
- Room set up and using suitable body language
- Structure and managing the time
- ‘high gain’ questioning and listening
- cultural fit – questions / tests to check this
- sharing information, selling the benefits of your company
- answering their questions
- a professional close
- what next?
- structures practice sessions with observers and feedback on key learning points
- panels and working with others
- common mistakes and ground rules to help
- making good objective decisions
To register your attendance for this event, please follow the link provided on the right hand side.