Interviewing and Onboarding

With the cost of recruiting a new employee exceeding £7,000 and the upturn in the number of applicants that you are likely to get for a role , it’s never been more important to attract and secure the right person for your opportunity.

Course Content



This highly practical course provides a step-by-step approach to the recruitment and selection process, with tips and techniques to help you to structure interviews, ask the critical questions and present your company in the best possible light. The ultimate aim of the course is to give you the confidence and re-assurance that you’ve recruited the person who is the best match for the role

What will it cover?

The Importance of Getting it Right

  • The actual cost of recruitment - why getting it wrong can be more costly than you might imagine
  • Minimising the risk of poor recruitment decisions
  • The risk of getting it wrong

Attracting the Right Person

  • What is job analysis and how to get it tight
  • What is involved in the recruitment and selection process
  • What to include and not include on an effective job advert
  • Different way to recruit - recruitment agencies, the media, social media and internal optons
  • Who does what in recruitment and selection

Preparing for Interviews

  • How to use job descriptions and person specifications
  • Do's and don’ts of effective interviewing
  • Build an interview plan for each candidate
  • Preparing the physical environment 
    • type of interview - one-to-one, board, panel, who should attend, etc.
    • employment legislation in great interviewing
    • equality and diversity - the Equality Act 2010 and types of discrimination

Delivering the Interview

  • Effective questioning and identifying what might not be quite right
  • Build an open environment to allow the candidate to open up and be relaxed
  • How to commnicate using positive body language
  • Time management and using effective listening and questioning skills
  • How to take notes - recording information for future use

After the Interview

  • Reviewing candidate qualities, behaviours and skills against the spec.
  • Selecting the right candidate - reviewing their performance identifying the strengths and weaknesses