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Recruitment, Selection and Induction


A practical course that takes you through the legal and best practice elements of effective and fair recruitment. The training is based on Acas own non statutory guidance on Recruitment and Induction.

Business need

Recruiting people who are wrong for the organisation can lead to performance issues, grievances, increased costs, and lowering of morale in the existing workforce. Such people are likely to be disengaged, unlikely to give of their best, and end up leaving voluntarily or involuntarily when their unsuitability becomes evident.

Employers want to ensure that they are acting legally and have a responsibility to ensure that no unlawful discrimination occurs in the recruitment and selection process.

Jargon free and practical, this course will ensure that your business is on the right track; from the appropriateness of pre employment health questionnaires, to the interview process, the taking up of references and ultimately avoiding employment tribunals.

The half day course includes interactive workshops where delegates will have the chance to discuss and reflect upon their own recruitment experiences and embed what they have learnt in a safe environment.

Suitable For

This session is ideal for delegates with little or no human resource expertise. The course covers all aspects of recruitment - leaving our delegates with a sound understanding of the fundamentals which underpin an effective and fair process


  • Planning your staffing needs

  • Adapting to changing labour markets

  • The Equality Act 2010 – what changes?

    • Positive action in recruitment

    • Pre-employment health questionnaires

  • The Recruitment Process including

    • The Job Description

    • The Person Specification

    • How to attract the best (and the right) candidates

    • The Advert – What to say and what not to say

    • The application process

  • Selecting the best candidate

    • Short listing

  • The Interview - How to approach and conduct it

  • Other methods of selection

  • Making a decision

  • References and Qualifications

  • Making an offer of employment

  • Induction –

    • Develop a timetable

    • What information should be included

    • Who should be involved
    • Monitor the effectiveness of the process

Did you know:  We also run courses on contracts of employment including our popular "Contracts of Employment - How to get it Right". Click here for details.

Venue NWES Premises   Map (opens in new window)   Date 15/02/2018    Time 09:15 - 13:00   
Price £105.00 per person    Please note our training events are VAT exempt
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* Max of 4 delegates per organisation. Please call Acas on 0300 123 1150 or email if numbers exceed this or for more details about the training session.