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Recruitment and Selection

Event/course Code EDU 18/740
Event/course type Training course
Event Introduction Research, experience and learning from serious case reviews illustrates the importance of strong and effective recruitment and selection procedures that help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children, or who are otherwise unsuited to working with them. Achieving for Children (AfC) want managers that are adaptable and highly skilled in a range of key areas including recruitment.

In busy working environments colleagues are often asked to lead on the recruitment and selection processes without having the skills or experience to do so successfully. Consequently, it can often be a challenging and isolating when you aren't quite sure what you should be doing.

Taking the time to develop recruitment and selection skills across the workforce will enable organisations to hire the right candidates. It also saves money in the long run by reducing the need to replace and train new staff. Having an established and consistent process will reduce the risk of encountering legal issues; if the candidate feels like they were treated differently, or in a biased manner, they could sue the employer.

This full day course is designed to support anyone involved in the recruitment process. It is a requirement for any AfC staff who are taking part in a recruitment panel to have attended this course.
Event Content We are all aware of the impact that a poor recruitment decision can have. Ineffective recruiting costs time, money and can cause severe disruption, so why is it that we often get it so wrong?

PWC estimate that the total cost of poor recruitment can be anything from 50% to 150% of the annual salary in question, whereas Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) estimate the cost of poor middle manager hires could be as much as three times the salary. However, it is the cumulative costs involved in bad recruitment that often has the biggest impact. For example, money wasted on training, lost productivity, low morale and increased staff turnover - it all adds up to become an expensive mistake.

So it is not surprising that getting recruitment right is so important, to the team, the service, the organisation and most importantly the children, young people and families we are all here to support. To recruit effectively we need to ensure we have the right skills, that's where this workshop can help you! The course will provide you with hint and tips throughout the day and will covers the following topics:
• Equality and diversity in recruitment,
• Recruitment processes,
• Structuring job profiles,
• Advertisements,
• Candidate assessment,
• Conducting interviews,
• Providing candidate feedback,
• Required documentation .

This practical one day Recruitment and Selection training will provide delegates with the relevant tools, skills and techniques that are essential when conducting a successful campaign. On completion of the course delegates will better understand the impact of poor and good recruitment.This workshop has been commissioned by Kingston HR service and the trainer will ensure it is interactive and informative. The session will include a PowerPoint presentation, group work, whilst allowing time for reflection and group discussion.

It is recommended that colleagues also access Safer Recruitment training, which will complement this one day course. For more information about the offer please contact the Workforce Development Team.
Event Learning Outcomes Following the course, delegates will be able to:

• Demonstrate an understanding of legislation & the organisation’s Diversity & Equality Policies in relation to recruitment.
• Creatively draft and structure recruitment advertisements and be aware of placement options.
• Evidence how you structure and compile job profiles and use these to guide the selection process.
• Evidence how you structure selection interviews and use different questioning techniques and tests.
• Assess candidates and make selection decisions based on objective evidence and in doing so demonstrate how you provide effective feedback to unsuccessful candidates and respond positively to complaints raised.
• Briefly outline ‘safe recruitment’ and identify further training options available to them on the topic.
Trainers Learning & Development Team Kingston Hr
Expiry Date Saturday 2 April 2022
Course categories Business and Management Skills
Age Ranges
0 - 5 yrs No 5 - 7 yrs No 7 - 11 yrs No 11 - 19 yrs No 19+ yrs No 
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SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Tuesday 2 April 201909:30 - 16:30Guildhall - OD Training Room, Hall Road, KT1 1EU