Recruitment, Selection and Interviewing Skills

Objectives: to give delegates a sound understanding of good practice in recruitment, including competency based recruitment and selection.

Workshop details

Objectives: to give delegates a sound understanding of good practice in recruitment, including competency based recruitment and selection, and to assist in maximising the selection and appointment of the right candidate whilst observing legal requirements and minimising risks of discrimination.

Duration: Single day workshop

Programmes are agreed on a client by client basis.

Details of the subjects covered in this programme:

  • The Nature of the Contractual Relationship:
    • Express terms and implied terms
    • Promises and undertakings
    • Offers conditional on medicals and references
  • Defining the Job:
    • The nature, purpose and importance of the job descriptions
    • Person specifications
    • The content of a job description/person specification
  • Brief Review of Discrimination in Recruitment, an outline of the relevant statutory provisions in recruitment:
    • Protected characteristics under the Equality Act
    • The legal requirements and penalties
    • Minimising the risks of discrimination in recruitment
    • Disability discrimination and recruitment, including the
    • Duty to make reasonable adjustments
    • Medicals and medical questionnaires
  • Other Restrictions:
    • Spent criminal convictions
    • Employing foreign nationals
  • Assessing Applications:
    • Initial analysis of applications
    • Measuring candidates against job requirements, skills and competenciesNotifying rejected candidates
    • Preparing a short list – the essential criteria
    • Notifying rejected candidates
  • Preparing for the Interview:
    • The interview environment
    • Planning the structure and preparing questions
    • Skill and aptitude tests
  • Competency Based Interviewing & Selection
    • Establishing job competencies
    • Distinguishing essential and desirable criteria
    • Preparing questions in order to check competencies
  • Conducting the Interview:
    • Structure and stages of the interview
    • The importance of collecting essential information
    • Asking ‘open’ questions
    • Avoiding multiple questions
    • Dealing with evasive answers/responses

Practical exercises – preparing a job description/key task analysis and developing a series of competency based questions to put to candidates at interview to check required competencies.

If you would like someone to contact you in connection with the above, please get in touch with Anthony Wilcox, Partner in Employment Law.

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