Interviewing Skills for Staff Recruitment


One day

Suitable for

Individuals who are involved in interviewing and selecting new staff or interviewing for internal promotions. This course provides the tools to take you through a fair and legally compliant process with focus on selecting the best qualified person.


By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Compile an accurate Job Description with essential and desirable criteria
  • Screen CVs or application forms, and prepare and execute effective interviews
  • Take relevant and appropriate notes in the interview
  • Objectively score the candidates and make a fair selection choice
  • Make sound recruitment decisions on behalf of your organisation


Introduction & Workshop Objectives

  • Establish what you want to achieve

Characteristics of a Good Interviewer

  • Skills required to get the best from your candidates and the process

The Job Description

  • Job description, responsibilities and outcomes aligned with a person specification
  • Understanding the essential and desirable skills, abilities and characteristics required

The Selection Process

  • Advertising the position
  • Reviewing applications and CVs
  • Organising interviews and setting practical assessments
  • Legislation awareness – equality and diversity

Conducting the Interview and Assessment

  • Building rapport
  • The funnel technique to capture detail
  • Questioning, listening and controlling your meeting
  • Using assessments to gain vital insight of current and potential ability

Practice Interviews

  • An opportunity to practise interviewing skills

Making Your Decision

  • Importance of your interview notes and keeping a record
  • Evaluating information
  • Checking your own judgements

The Way Forward

  • Taking ideas back to the workplace and putting them into action

Duration (in days)


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