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16
Jun, 2021

Top Tips on Recruitment

Posted by Helen in Recruitment

1.   Define the Role and Person Requirements        

Identify the key skills, attributes, and experience the role requires. Review any job description that exists for the role any make any necessary updates.

 

2.   Shortlisting

Shortlist candidates for interview by matching their qualifications and experience (given in their CV) to the requirements for the post.

 

3.    Selection Activities

Take the opportunity to think about other activities in addition to an interview that may be useful, for example, a tour of the premises can allow someone to get a picture of what the organisation does and ask informal questions.  A short scenario could be presented and the candidate asked how they would deal with a particular situation.

 

4.    Inviting Candidates to Interview

When contacting applicants to invite them to attend a selection process you should always ask them to let you know if they have any special requirements e.g. any mobility issues so you can assess and make any possible adjustments to the venue.

 

5.    Preparing for an interview

Prepare a list of questions which can be asked to all candidates. This will ensure consistency and fairness.  Never ask questions about:

  • marital status or marriage plans
  • childcare arrangements
  • general family commitments and/or domestic arrangements
  • actual or potential pregnancy/maternity leave

 

6.   Conducting an Interview

Begin with introductions and explaining the format and timescale set for the interview.

 

Make time at the end to go over terms such as salary, hours of work, holiday allowance available etc.  You should also give the candidate an opportunity to ask any questions they would like to ask. Let candidates know if there or any further stages or when they may hear the outcome.

 

7.    Make Interview Notes

It is essential for managers conducting recruitment interviews to keep notes of the interview and afterwards to make a record of the rationale behind the selection decision.