It's Your Choice: Selection Skills

Duration : 2 hours Course Level : Introductory Delivery Method : Online
Course Cost : £41.99

It’s Your Choice: Selection Skills for ManagersThe average hidden cost of recruiting a new employee is more than £5,000 [1]. By ensuring that recruiting staff have the skills in place to conduct effective interviews, businesses will save time and money - and ensure that they select the very best candidate for their vacancy.

It’s Your Choice: Selection Skills for Managers provides a useful introduction to the do’s and don’ts of the selection process. The step-by-step guide to preparing for and conducting the selection interview will give managers the skills and confidence to select the candidate who’ll make the most positive contribution to the business.

[1] Source: Angela Mortimer Plc, March 2007.

Who is the course for?

It’s Your Choice: Selection Skills for Managers is an ideal course for managers who are responsible for recruiting new staff but who have received no formal training in conducting an effective selection interview.

This course is appropriate for any business sector, there are no formal entry requirements and employees do not need any prior experience.

What will you get from this course?

When you have completed this course, you will be able to:

  • prepare properly for the selection interview
  • listen effectively to the candidate
  • keep control of the interview
  • question the candidate
  • know what to expect from the candidate

Course features

Famous faces including Hugh Laurie, Dawn French and John Cleese will show you the golden rules of conducting an effective selection interview and give you new skills to avoid getting this costly decision wrong. The course introduces three managers - Ethelred the Unready, Ivan the Terrible and Gillian the Silent - and highlights the common mistakes they make as they conduct an interview. You’ll see how each manager learns from his or her errors and develops new techniques to help you improve your own interview performance.

Set in everyday surroundings, well-known performers act out realistic situations in a light hearted and entertaining way that will help you recognise some common errors and understand how to correct them. The familiar settings and witty role play will help you to apply the material to your own workplace.

Before you begin the course, you’ll take a short test to help identify any knowledge gaps. As you work through the course, you’ll be presented with simple exercises to check your learning.

You can start the course straight away and access it at any time, providing you have the use of a computer with an internet connection. The course is available for six months from the date first accessed.

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