Recruitment and Selection: Methodologies & Techniques

Start Date: 16 Aug 2020
End Date: 20 Aug 2020
Duration: 5
Country: Kuala Lumpur / Malaysia
Category: Training & Human Resources


Recruitment and selection can be very expensive and time consuming process, however there is evidence that employing the latest recruitment and selection methodologies and techniques increases the likelihood of successfully recruiting the best candidate for any intended role.

The programme will explore a number of techniques that will most certainly transform your competence as a recruiter or interviewer in either recruitment/selection, or development and appraisal opportunities.


         Senior HR Managers who have the overall responsibility for recruitment and selection in their respective organisations

         Senior Line Managers involved in assessing job requirements and developing competency in members of staff  

         Line managers who from time to time assess candidates during the recruitment process

         Professionals whose main accountability is in the provision of key members of staff

         Recruitment Consultants who are involved on an ongoing basis

         Coordinators who are responsible for ensuring all resources are in place during the recruitment process


           To examine numerous interviewing techniques and practice the process of behavioural or targeted interviewing.

          Discuss potential outcomes when using a variety of approaches to recruitment and selection

         Consider a variety of techniques and methodologies to differentiate the excellent from Ďthe averageí candidate using Competency frameworks

         Explore the appropriate use of various psychometric tests including general ability and attributes tests.

         Experience the use of Myers Briggs (MBTI) and review SHLís OPQ 32 reporting material including feedback on personality questionnaires

         Understand the benefits of developing an assessment centre to test candidates against future job requirements

         Examine various Emotional Intelligence (EI) tools to test the potential of the candidate(s) including Daniel Golemanís research and theory

         Develop your influencing skills by making persuasive presentations of key requirements in planning recruitment/selection campaigns

         Practice all of the techniques to achieve understanding and competence in a friendly and supportive environment


Delegates will learn and develop competence by a combination of mini case studies, use of course material, practical exercises, and role play opportunities. There will be adequate provision made to share real life issues and experience back in their organisations either in general session or individually with the programme leader.


This programme develops the essential skills, knowledge and methodologies to successfully perform recruitment and selection assessment, and then explores the individual competence of the decision makers. Finally, how to influence organisations to change their approach to recruitment and selection by constructing objective information and presentations.


DAY 1 - The Recruitment and Selection Process

         Introductions, programme objectives and ways of working

         The key elements, competencies and person specification

         The five types of interview styles

         The principles of conducting a targeted interview

         Review of day one and links to day two

DAY 2 - Interviewing in action, exploring the outcome(s)

         Developing rules of evidence for assessment

         Coding example 1: The rules of coding and syndicate exercise

         Interview process, and practice session 1 

         Targeted interview practice session 2

         Review of day two and links to day three

DAY 3 - The use of psychological test data in the Recruitment process

         Coding example 2 + syndicate exercise

         Examining the results including standardisation and drawing conclusions - syndicate exercise

         Review of psychometric tests available in the selection and recruitment process

         Analyse and complete the MBTI Personality questionnaire

         The increasing use of Emotional Intelligence in the Recruitment process - Daniel Golemanís model

         Additional insights into personality profiling including case study

         Administration and guidelines for the use of psychometric testing

         Review of day three and links to day four

DAY 4 - Dealing with the results, drawing conclusions, and feedback

         Application of psychometric tests including use of a type indicator (MBTI) and putting feedback into context

         Best fit analysis and demonstration

         The four scales, what do they mean? - syndicate exercises

         Recruitment and selection results and employing them as a development tool

         Review of day four and links to day five

DAY 5 - Design and deployment of Assessment Centres

         The latest techniques in advertising for vacancies - syndicate exercise

         How to short list, avoiding bias and lots of hard work

         Examination of an assessment centre approach - training of the assessors

         Deciding on the tools and techniques to use in the assessment and what are the consequences

         The resources required in order to run a successful recruitment or selection process

         End of programme review, presentation of certificates and CPE points

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