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Recruitment Skills – Online Learning

Developing recruitment skills is absolutely critical for everyone involved in the hiring process. With this e-learning course:

  • Review case studies to understand the importance of a positive approach to recruitment
  • Describe the challenges encountered during the recruitment process and explore effective strategies to avoid common errors
  • Review the legal aspects of recruitment practices
  • Know how to ensure your unconscious bias and personal actions do not affect your decision making process, or worse, cause a claim of discrimination
  • Identify how to develop a job description and place a job advert that works
  • Explore tips and techniques for selecting and inviting candidates for interview
  • Examine how to carry out an effective interview and establish what is required after interview

Course Introduction

Attracting the right talent to your organisation is a crucial element for any organisation. Whether the recruiters work in human resources, as a recruitment consultant or as a hiring manager, being able to effectively recruit will not only save the organisation money, but also help drive business performance.

Everyone involved in recruitment needs to understand the legal requirements they must adhere to when hiring employees, as well as considering the importance of avoiding discrimination and their own bias. This begins with the development of an effective job description and advert, right through to the selection of potential interview candidates, the interview process and selecting the right candidate for the role.

This recruitment skills e-learning course sets out to provide learners with all the skills and knowledge needed to effectively recruit the correct talent for any organisation as well as providing a key set of tools that can be transferred to the workplace.

Course Content

Module 1 - Introduction
  • Explore the three main criteria for a recruitment campaign
  • Understand the legal requirements with respect to hiring and the protected characteristics
  • Review the basic steps in the recruitment process.
Module 2 - Discrimination and bias
  • Understand how the law protects people with certain characteristics
  • Describe the ways discrimination can take place
  • Explore how unconscious bias works
  • Review an example of how unconscious bias could affect the recruitment process
  • Examine some examples of what can be done to counter unconscious bias.
Module 3 - Job description and advertising
  • Establish the purpose of a job description
  • Review what a job description should contain
  • Identify how a job description relates to a job ad and interview notes
  • Explore what should be considered when placing a job ad.
Module 4 - Selecting and inviting candidates for interview
  • Identify an efficient process for shortlisting candidates
  • Review clues which show a candidate is serious about their application
  • Explore essential information which should be communicated to applicants attending an interview.
Module 5 - The interview
  • Identify a number of interview formats available
  • Review the different question types used in interviews
  • Understand why they would need to check a candidate’s right to work status
  • Explore why interview notes are important
  • Identify one method for collecting objective information about candidates
  • Review examples of the sorts of items that should be on an interview checklist.
Module 6 - After the interview
  • Compose a job offer letter which contains all the necessary information
  • Identify potential discriminatory comments in a letter of rejection
  • How to avoid writing comments in a letter of rejection which could be misleading
  • Establish why many of the documents used during the recruitment process must be disposed of properly.
Module 7 – Assessment and CPD certificate
  • A chance to test your knowledge of the topic with scoring
  • The e-learning course comes with free CPD certificates for the learners


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