Recruitment and selection: finding the right person for the job

Course summary

Designed to help you recruit the right person for the job, this interactive, one-day Recruitment training course will help you build a diverse and competent workforce for your organisation.

Our Recruitment and selection training course is perfect for all managers with responsibility for recruitment. Led by Lucy Whitehall, the course benefits from the knowledge and advice of an MSc HR Management and CIPD qualified facilitator with 17 years of commercial experience.

HS, Cambridge Junction
“Fantastic, engaging, useful information and guidance on how to action and implement updates. The trainer really listened to us and was great to work with.”
SL, Cambridge Junction
“The tutor was fantastic and I'm looking forward to employing these tactics and strategies for our next round of recruitment!”
KM, The Butler Trust
“Very interesting, provided opportunity to assess current level of understanding and a chance to explore the issues.”

Course dates and location

Course dates and location

We can deliver this course virtually for your organisation, on a date and time that suits you. If you have four or more people who would like to attend this course then group training could be the most cost-effective option. Contact one of our Training Coordinators on 020 7490 3030 or email for more information and a quote.

If you would like to attend this course then register your interest with us. Currently, this course is run on request meaning that a date will be scheduled once we have at least three people interested in attending this course.

  • There are no dates available at the moment.

This course covers:

  • setting the scene: recruitment vs selection
  • a basic overview of equalities legislation as it applies to recruitment and selection
  • planning for recruitment
    • writing a job description
    • preparing an effective person specification
    • the recruitment advert
    • recruitment documentation
  • selection
    • choosing your selection methods
    • shortlisting against the selection criteria
    • preparing for a great interview
    • effective questioning
    • evaluating candidates (objective decision-making)
    • importance of records
  • next steps
    • communicating the decision/giving feedback
    • pre-employment checks
    • job offer
    • induction
  • a year of free support

The session will include a variety of practical exercises and participants will receive a comprehensive pack to take away with them, including a selection of template documents.

Recruitment and selection: finding the right person for the job is suitable for managers at any level, who are responsible for recruitment and selection in their role.

The Centre works with people from all sectors including the public sector, voluntary sector, corporate sector and private sector.

After completion of this course you will appreciate the practical implications of equalities legislation on the recruitment and selection process.

You will be able to plan, prepare and conduct an effective and objective recruitment and selection process, ensuring the best person for the job is selected.

We have a variety of management courses that would complement this course such as Interview skills for managers and Human resources: the basics. Our management ladder courses be also be of interest.

If you are interested in running this course in-company, please contact Nadira Love, In-Company Training Coordinator on 020 7490 3030.

  • £589 plus VAT not-for-profit price (applies to charities and all other not-for-profit organisations, including public sector and housing)
  • £654 plus VAT standard price (applies to all other organisations)

Book this course

We have a two-tier pricing structure, offering discounted rates to charities and not-for-profit organisations: Not-for-profit price applies to charities and other not-for-profit organisations (including public sector and housing) Standard price applies to all other organisations

If you are requesting a charity discount, we will need your registered charity number

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We will invoice you for your course and this will be sent via email within two working days. Once you have received your invoice, you can pay by BACS, credit card or cheque.

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