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Effective Recruitment and Selection (2-day course)

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  • Effective Recruitment and Selection (2-day course) - Overview

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    This course gives you all the knowledge, confidence and skills to effectively recruit and select the best candidates for your vacancy. It gives you up-to-date legislation affecting the recruitment process and gives you an understanding of how employment law, equality and diversity apply to each part of finding the right candidate. In 2 days you gain a logical understanding of the step by step process from pre-recruitment right up to induction methods and retainment of staff

    Two-day course outline

    • An understanding of legislation that affects the recruitment process
    • How to write a job description and job specification
    • What to write in a job advert and which ones gain the most success
    • Do’s and don’t in terms of advertising jobs
    • Develop excellent interview methods and understand the value of criteria-based interviewing.
    • Gain confidence in communication skills to make all your candidates feel at ease and give the best of themselves.
    • Understand the importance of good documentation.
    • Practice interview skills within a supportive environment.
    • After hiring, understanding the induction process and what needs to be covered.
    • How to retain staff with the help of a great induction process and development plan.
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  • Effective Recruitment and Selection (2-day course) - Timetable

    DAY 1
    09:30 - 10:00    Coffee & Course objectives.
                        The Recruitment Process step by step.
    10:00 - 11.00    How employment legislation impacts on every part of the recruitment process and the impacts of getting it wrong.
    11:00 - 12.30    Job descriptions and job specifications. Deciding on criteria.
    12.30 - 13.30    Lunch break
    13.30 - 14.30    Job adverts. Defining the right candidate for the job and ensuring  no discriminatory language is use. Do’s and don’ts.    
    14.30 - 15.30    Short-listing candidates, scoring applicants and avoiding bias.
    15.30 - 16.30    The importance of interview preparation. Choose the right questions and delivery.
    DAY 2
    0930 - 10.00    Summary of Day 1 learning
    10.00 - 11.00    How to be a great communicator during the interview. Listening  and questioning skills.
    11.00 - 12.30    Let’s practice through relevant role play
    12.30 - 13.30    Lunch break
    13.30 - 14.30    You’ve hired the best, now let’s keep them. Induction process
    14.30 - 15.30    Writing a developmental induction.
    15.30 - 16.30     Retention of staff. Effective methods. What will you do differently?

  • Effective Recruitment and Selection (2-day course) - Benefits

    Who will benefit from this course?

        All managers and staff who are involved in the vital role of recruitment and selection.

    • Enhanced understanding of employment legislation that affects recruitment
    • Increased awareness of what should and should not be included in a job description and job advert
    • An ability to ask fair questions based on solid criteria that shows the candidate can do the job required
    • Confidence in conducting a supportive interview that identifies the skills required to do the job.
    • Enhanced skills to write an effective and supportive induction programme.
    • Great understanding of each part of the recruitment process and the ability to perform it confidently and successfully.

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PTP stands for Practical Training for Professionals and our aim is to make our training as practical as possible so delegates can return to the workplace with skills they can implement immediately. PTP now delivers training to over 40% of the FTSE 100.

What you get for your money

What is 1-to-1 training?

1-to-1 training can be based on any of the 100 plus courses that PTP provides, it includes an initial telephone conference of up to 1 hour, a 1/2 day (3.5 hours) on-site one to one training session at your premises with one of PTP's expert trainers and then a further telephone conference call of up to an hour within 2 weeks of the on-site visit.

You have the option of a line manager being involved in both telephone conferences, the second telephone conference which can be for feedback and action planning is generally scheduled during the on-site visit.

Who does 1-to-1 training suit?

Individuals taking on a new challenge or responsibilities. Professionals who want a trusted "sounding board" and thinking partner. Executives or managers who want to enhance their leadership effectiveness to achieve organizational and career success. Executives and professionals wanting to compete successfully but still retain balance in their life. Individuals who want to understand their blind spots so that they don't stand in their own way on their path to success. Executives and Professionals who want to improve their interpersonal skills so as to be more effective with bosses, peers, subordinates, or people in general. How much does 1-to-1 training cost?

A 1-to-1 training session costs from as little as £400 + VAT and will include an initial telephone conference of up to 1 hour, a 1/2 day (3.5 hours) on-site training at your premises and then a further telephone conference call of up to an hour within 2 weeks of the on-site visit.

What is U-Choose?

Choose from any of the 150 plus courses that PTP provides, and choose from 1 of our 50 plus UK wide training venues. You must book for 2 or more delegates and at least 4 weeks in advance, but that’s it, the course you want where you want it. The reason we ask for a minimum of 4 weeks notice is to enable us to market the course you have scheduled to other companies and organisations. However, if we fail to sell any additional places we guarantee to run the course just for you.

How much does U-Choose Training cost?

U-choose costs the same as our normal open courses i.e. the normal delegate rate. This includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day, framed certification and comprehensive training notes. A U-Choose booking can only be confirmed once we receive payment which can be made via credit/debit card, BACS or cheque. Payment is due at least 4 weeks before the date you request. Please note to be eligible for U-Choose you must book a minimum of 2 delegates on the same course & date.