Recruiting and selecting
Featured in the The Essentials of Management training manual
By Eddie Davies
Credit price: 4 download credits (Single user)
This training activity explores the importance of selecting the best person for the job and highlights the repercussions which can occur when the selection is ineffective.
You start the training activity by leading a discussion which identifies the importance of selecting the best person for the job, and the repercussions for all concerned if selection is ineffective. Following a review of how inaccurate typical selection interviews are, you introduce a framework for increasing the effectiveness of the participants’ interviews from around 15 per cent to 70 per cent accuracy. You then lead the participants through three exercises which enable them to build up a person specification which shows the key competencies required to perform a job of their choice. During the next stage of the training activity you introduce other requirements that the participants will need to consider if they want to set themselves up for success. Having introduced them to an interviewing plan, you facilitate another group exercise in which each group identifies a range of questions they can use to test a candidate’s competency in the key areas during an interview. The participants then have the opportunity to put everything you have covered so far into practice. You ask for volunteers to role-play as candidates for the jobs used as examples in the earlier exercises. The participants then conduct a series of selection interviews, after which they review their performance through self, candidate, observer and trainer feedback. Finally, they consider some of the pitfalls involved in making an unbiased selection. They have to overcome these and make a choice of which candidate they will choose for the job. You close the training activity by encouraging participants to review their learning and to complete a learning review diary.
Who is it for: This training activity is intended for use by trainers to help participants to know how to choose the best person for the job when recruiting and selecting.
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Purpose: This training activity is intended for use by trainers as an essential element for any course that covers recruiting and selecting staff. As it concerns making objective decisions on the candidate’s ability to perform the key elements of the job, it is also relevant for any more broadly-based course where managers need an introduction to the key competencies required to perform effectively in any role.Download the training activity, Recruiting and selecting as featured in the Fenman training manual; The Essentials of Management