By the end of this session, you will know the steps to plan an effective hiring process, from determining assessment methods to performing background and reference checks.
The first step will be to determine what assessment methods, including the interview, you want to incorporate into the competition. For the interview itself, you will learn about the many different formats, each with their own advantages and disadvantages.
When planning the interview questions, you will learn about what you can legally ask a candidate and what areas to avoid. You will also learn about the importance of putting the candidate at ease, so they are comfortable to openly share their experience, skills and aspirations related to the role. Finally, you will learn recruiting best practices, so your hiring practices are fair to all candidates.
Why you should Attend
Many managers are being tasked with assessing employees for new opportunities in the organization or for hiring external candidates to meet organizational staffing needs. Unfortunately, managers may not have training or experience with how to hire the best candidate for the job. This can cost the organization a lot of money in lost time and revenue.
This session is designed to help front-line managers plan an effective hiring process with a variety of assessment methods and to write effective behavioural-based interview questions to hire the most qualified candidate for the job.
Recommended Prerequisite - Recruiting Best Practices: Planning the Competition and Screening Applications
Areas Covered in the Session
- Plan a step-by-step hiring process
- Identify a variety of assessment methods, including options for remote hiring
- Identify the most suitable interview format to use
- Understand how to comply with legal hiring practices
- Understand different types of interview questions and design questions to learn about a candidate's key competencies and accomplishments
- Develop rapport and trust with each candidate during the interview
- Understand recruiting best practices to run a fair and transparent competition
- Learn how to effectively document competition results
Who Will Benefit
- Hiring Managers
- Application Screeners
Paula Connolly, Trainer for Mackay Byrne Group, has over 25 years of experience in professional development training. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Acadia University and Certificates in Adult Education and Professional Courseware Design, Emotional Intelligence and Personality Dimensions. Paula presents classroom and webinar seminars to help participants improve their communication, leadership and productivity skills.
Paula has a dynamic speaking style and engages her audience while sharing insights and tools that participants can use when they return to their office. She has presented productivity and time management seminars to many clients including the Ministry of Community and Social Services, Health Canada, Public Service and Procurement Canada, Financial Services Commission of Ontario, Associations, Ontario Chartered Professional Accountants and the Canada School of Public Service.
Mackay Byrne Group is a Canadian based training company with over 30 outstanding professional development programs. www.mbg.ca.