Targeting Talent & Selection Skills

The interviewing and selection of the right people is core to the success of any organisation. The cost of interview and selection can be very high if the wrong decision is made.

All hiring managers need to understand how to add value to their organisation when hiring. This can be done by following a selection of processes that are proven to be effective.

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    Key learning outcomes

    At the conclusion of this course participants will be able to:

    • Create a job description with emphasis on how it influences the person specification.
    • Identify the skills and competencies needed for the role.
    • Recognise what questions you can and cannot ask the candidate.
    • Follow a systematic selection process.
    • List initial selection techniques.
    • Structure interview and use probing questions to gain as much information on the selection criteria as possible.
    • Establish an open environment to help put the candidate at ease.
    • Develop an assertive positive and straightforward style during interviews.
    • Assess potential in candidates.
    • Make decisions on each candidate based on the information gained in the interview.
    • Review candidates skills, attributes and qualities based on the person specification.
    • Select the best candidate by evaluating performance, skills and competencies.

    Course Description


    Ask yourself the following:

    1. I know the importance of the job description and how it attracts specific candidates.
    2. I know what to write and where to advertise.
    3. I maintain focus on the job description when screening applicants.
    4. I can identify the criteria to match the correct applicants to the role.
    5. I recognise legal implications during the recruitment process.
    6. I plan and prepare for a selection interview.
    7. I recognise the best selection techniques.
    8. I know how to structure an interview.
    9. I use behavioural interviewing techniques to address selection criteria.
    10. I evaluate candidates in an interview accurately.
    11. I create a calm environment during the interview to promote conversation.
    12. I project a professional demeanour during interviews to calm the candidate.
    13. I use effective questioning techniques to get information from the candidate.
    14. I give constructive feedback to unsuccessful applicants.
    15. I recognise the need to check up on referees.


    For maximum effectiveness, this program is best conducted as an in-house program.

    Ideal group size: 4 – 12 participants

    Venue: For your convenience, you can choose to conduct this program at your business premises. Alternatively, we can provide a training venue at a small additional cost.

    Duration: Your Interviewing and Selection Skills Course can be modified to fit inside your timeframe.

    Cost: Price on request.

    Target Audience: Any managers that conduct interviewing and selection for their organisation.

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    Australia-wide training courses and workshops

    At Preferred Training Networks, we provide both in-person and online training programs for a wide range of organisations across Australia. Our Targeting Talent & Selection Skills is run by experienced, qualified experts and tailored to the needs of your business and your employees. Our leadership and management education courses are designed to help your team thrive and develop valuable skills that can transform your workplace.

    With programs available in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and other areas of Australia, we’re able to help businesses across the country create lasting behavioural change and provide them with the tools they need to reach new heights. If you think your business would benefit from Targeting Talent & Selection Skills and the help of our professional coaching network, take the first step and contact our team today. Wherever you are in Australia, our coaching program can either come to your organisation or we organise a venue for your convenience. Find out what our training, workshops and skills courses can do for your business and reap the benefits for years to come.

    Get your free online quote right now or give us a call on 1300 323 752 to find out more about Preferred Training Networks and discuss your requirements with us.

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