Hiring Manager Recruitment Skills

This course is suitable for Hiring managers and junior HR professionals, who want to attract the best in the marketplace and formalise their learning to ensure best practice is applied.  Ideal for those organisations wanting more consistent, structured recruitment practices, fair interviewing processes and raising the standard on good hiring decisions.
Ultimately leading to reduced turnover of staff and high performing organisations.

Courses available for inhouse delivery on your premises and tailored for your process and procedures and values.

Course Overview

Many Hiring Managers have never received any formal training in Recruitment or their internal process. This course is ideal for anyone undertaking recruitment for their organisation and covers the basics such as Competency Based Interviewing, EEO and the law, the current marketplace and reference checking etc.

Selecting the best person for a job role is a critical skill for those in management and leading teams. Recruitment is often overlooked as a key management skill. Learning to write a good job description, identify the key competencies required for the role, writing the advert, and good interview questions, probing for capability and D&I considerations in recruitment are all key in the current marketplace.

Good hiring practices and sound recruitment decisions can impact the organisation’s performance and bottom line. Attracting and selecting the best candidates is essential to business success. Hiring Managers in government need to understand how to apply effective, reliable, and valid attraction, interviewing and selection techniques to ensure talent attraction and good recruitment decisions are made. It is also important to know the law and make you’re your recruitment practices are free from discrimination and bias.

This course offers a strategic and informed approach to the marketplace, attraction, interviewing and selection, other assessment options available and the importance of good reference checking and onboarding etc. It includes:

  • The current market in 2024

  • EVP and Brand – Attracting good candidates

  • Debrief of pre-course reading & employment law quiz

  • Increasing diversity & inclusion in recruitment

  • A good PD – knowing the role

  • Identifying competencies required

  • Competency Based Interviewing techniques

  • Question types & in-depth probing techniques

  • Good interview structure. Interview dos and don’ts

  • Preparation & competency questions for the interview session

  • Process of observing, classifying & taking notes

  • Interview practice and question techniques

  • Candidate evaluation

  • Different assessment methods

  • Reference checking

  • Importance of Onboarding

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Apply a systematic selection process, which includes structured interviews and probing questions of candidates to effectively address competence for the role.

  • What is behavioural based interviewing techniques and prepare appropriate questions

  • Recognise different question types in interviews (those that do and don’t work)

  • A professional interview structure and note taking

  • The ability to probe and seek further evidence of competence

  • Other available assessment tools

  • Knowledge of the employment market in 2024, EVP and employer branding needs and best avenues to the marketplace.

  • Candidate evaluation and scoring

  • Reference checking essentials

  • Good onboarding techniques

  • Taking the brief and working with hiring managers

  • Diversity and Inclusion in Recruitment

  • Unconscious bias overview

Other Course Information

  • Live classroom-based style courses (1 day) or virtual online courses (2 half days) available

  • 1 Day course. 9.00am to 5.00pm at client site

  • Workbooks and certificates provided. Catering and rooms to be provided by client.

  • Pre-course work on EEO and the Law and joining instructions will be sent out a week in advance.

Registration Information

Contact us to find out when we’re holding our next HIRING MANAGER RECRUITMENT SKILLS COURSE.

Course Trainer

Rachel Hill – Director. See Bio.

Rachel consults to leading organisations across Australia and New Zealand.

Check out more of her work at Hill Consulting HRS.

Rachel also offers in-house courses available for TA teams and or Hiring Managers. Contact me for an initial chat.

Next Available Dates

Sydney and Melbourne

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