Recruitment Skills Training

The recruitment of top talent is built on using effective assessment processes to select the best candidate for the role. Howeever, the assessment process is hugely  reliant on the knowledge and skills of the individual conducting the assessment.

We can provide hiring managers with the confidence to conduct fair and objective assessments that increase the chance of making the right hire. Our courses are offered as tailored in-house courses that can be built around your specific interview or assessment process. 

We also provide a 3-day programme in the design of assessment centres that will develop materials for immediate use within your organisation.

Developing your Recruitment Skills

Hiring Manager Skills

Aimed at hiring managers, this course covers the cores skills needed when conducting a fair and objective recruitment campaign. The focus is on the knowledge and skills hiring managers need to confidently recruit top talent.

Course content includes:

Day 1

  • Defining fairness and objectivity
  • Meeting legal requirements
  • Tackling unconscious bias
  • Defining your requirements
  • Job ads and sourcing candidates
  • Candidate attraction
  • Screening and shortlisting candidates
  • Interviewing best practice

Day 2

  • Defining fairness and objectivity

  • Meeting legal requirements

  • Tackling unconscious bias

  • Defining your requirements

  • Job ads and sourcing candidates

  • Candidate attraction

  • Screening and shortlisting candidates

  • Interviewing best practice

Assessor/Interview Skills

Aimed at covering best practice in conducting an effective interview and acting as an assessor on an assessment centre, we can offer a one-day in-house course built around your own interviews and assessment centre processes.

We will work with you to select the content to meet your needs including:

  • Defining fairness and objectivity
  • Meeting legal requirements
  • Tackling unconscious bias
  • Interviewing best practice
  • Conducting objective assessment
  • Observing behaviours and note-taking
  • Evaluating performance
  • Fair Decision-making
  • Representing your employer brand

We will design a tailored programme built around your specific requirements and desired course length. The content can also be extended to include additional elements covered within our Hiring Manager Skills course.

Whilst typically delivered as a one-day course, we can also deliver shorter refresher sessions for experienced interviewers/assessors.

Design of Assessment Centres

 Aimed at Recruitment, Talent Acquisition, L&D and HR Professionals, this course covers the knowledge and skills needed to design an effective assessment centres.

There is a practical focus on creating usable assessment centre materials and includes:

Day 1

  • Designing an Effective Assessment Centre
  • Choosing Assessment Activities
  • Practicalities of an Assessment Centre
  • Principles of Exercise Design
  • Exercise Development

Day 2

  • Designing a  Competency-Based Interview

  • Designing a Written Activity

  • Designing a Role-Play

  • Designing a Group Discussion

  • Designing an Individual Meeting/Presentation

Follow-up Day

  • Exercise Review

  • Changing Level of Assessment
  • Scenario Development
  • Assessor Training
  • Logistics

Please contact us to discuss your Recruitment Skills Training requirements