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Effective Recruitment - Campus@Northallerton

Subject Area
Business & Professional Short Courses
Start Date
June 2023
Study Mode
Full cost
1 Day
Individual cost: £110

This course is suitable for anyone who has responsibility for recruiting and interviewing new hires.

Recruiting can be time consuming and costly and the impact on the team of an unsuitable hire can be significant.

An ideal recruitment will gain you an effective new member of staff, who adds value to the team and is aligned with your values and ways of working.

Ensuring that you run a thorough, fair and legal recruitment process means that you are able to showcase yourselves as an employer and build a strong reputation that attracts future candidates.

The course is delivered over one day, from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Topics covered will include:

  • Purpose of recruitment
  • Identifying need
    • Resource management
    • Alternatives to recruitment
    • Defining the gap
  • Approach and documentation
    • Job descriptions and person specifications
    • Application methods
      • CVs
      • Cover letters
      • Application forms
      • Testing
    • Timescales
    • Sifting and shortlisting
  • Assessment approaches
    • 1-1 vs panels
    • Behavioural/competency based
    • Assessment days
    • Practical tests
  • Judgement, bias and inclusion
    • Conscious vs unconscious bias
    • Assessment vs judgement
    • Legal context
      • Illegal questions
  • Listening and questioning
    • Question types
    • Scripts
    • Funnelling
    • Pausing and using silence
  • Dealing with issues
    • Verbose candidates
    • Nervous candidates
    • No shows
    • Panel indecision
  • Preparing for interview
    • Candidate specific questions
    • Paperwork
    • Interview plan
    • Marking plan
    • Weighting
    • Red lines
  • Practice interviews
    • Short mock interview practice
  • Feedback
    • Giving candidates feedback
    • Reserve candidates

This is one-day course will be a mix of presentations, interactive exercises, delegate experiences and a short practice interview to put the skills into practice.

Dates & booking information

Date: 6th June 2023
£110 per person

This course will be delivered from our Northallerton campus:


If you're interested in this course, please contact us:

Business Partnerships, York College, Sim Balk Lane, York, YO23 2BB
Tel: 01904 770368 option 1

If you do not see the short course or delivery location that suits your needs please get in touch with the Business Partnerships Team.

Business Partnerships, York College, Sim Balk Lane, York, YO23 2BB
Tel: 01904 770368 option 1

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