Recruitment and Selection
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