Recruitment and Selection

Course Overview

The recruitment and appointment of staff is one of the most important decisions you will ever make – for the University, for you and for the candidates themselves.  This programme provides an overview of the University recruitment process and an introduction to recruitment interviewing skills.   

What will I get out of this course?

By attending this workshop you will be able to:

  • Meet University standards when dealing with candidates.
  • Describe the effect on the recruitment and selection process of equal opportunity legislation, data protection rules and changes in the law relating to the employment of non EEA nationals.
  • Explain the need for objective job descriptions and person specifications in the selection process.
  • Prepare for and participate in a recruitment interview, demonstrating behavioural questioning and active listening techniques.

  •   Create a record of the interview suitable for the purposes of making a selection decision, feedback to candidates and to fulfil the university’s responsibilities for Equal Opportunity monitoring

Topics covered include:

Understanding the context and process

  • Review of the University procedure
  • The role of the job description and employee specification
  • Summary of Equal Opportunity Legislation (University and personal liabilities)
  • Avoiding discrimination: gender, race, disability, spent convictions, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age and carers
  • The need for record keeping.
  • Rules on employment of British, EEA and Non EEA nationals

Carrying out the interview

  • Responsibilities of the individual interviewer(s) and panel chair
  • Behavioural questioning techniques and active listening

Role-play interviews – questioning, listening and note taking.

Who is it for?

It is a University requirement that anyone chairing a recruitment panel should undertake this training.

All staff involved in the recruitment and selection of staff.

Length of course

1 day

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