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Skilful Selection - Interview Skills

In-house only
Nationwide
1 Day
Purpose: 

This course prepares participants to carry out interviews for employee selection.

This is achieved by presenting the latest research on effective interviewing and looking at the practical challenges of interviewing in the workplace. 

This 1 day course includes group discussion, exercises and an opportunity for participants to carry out a practice interview to put their new found skills into action.

Suitable for: 

This course is suitable for HR professionals, managers and technical experts who wish to learn the necessary skills to carry out interviews for employee selection. 

What’s good about the course? : 

Learn from mature experienced business professionals how to interview in a small and focused group environment

At the end of this workshop participants will

  • Be aware of the roles and responsibilities of the interviewer
  • Be confident in carrying out a selection interview using the appropriate questioning technique
  • Evaluate candidates in a fair and consistent fashion

Objectives:

At the end of this workshop participants will

  • Be aware of the roles and responsibilities of the interviewer
  • Be confident in carrying out a selection interview using the appropriate questioning technique
  • Evaluate candidates in a fair and consistent fashion

Benefits:

Selecting the right employee for your organization in terms of skills and organizational fit is critical for every business.  Interviews when carried out correctly can help you achieve this.

This course provides you with the practical skills to improve your interviewing technique and improve the quality of your selection decisions.

Detailed Content:

  • Employee Selection Frameworks
  • Job descriptions and person specifications
  • Semi-structured interviews
  • Competency Based Interview questions
  • Strengths Based Interview questions
  • The role of the Interviewer
  • Preparation – the structure of an interview
  • Building Rapport
  • Questioning Skills and when to use different types of interview questions
  • Common problems and how to overcome them
  • Evaluating candidates
  • Barriers to effective assessment
  • Unconscious bias 
  • Legal considerations
  • Interview practice exercises