Selection Interviewing Skills

Leadership & Management
Course Date: 
December 9, 2021
9:00AM - 5:00PM
“What you need to know to find the best applicant for the job”

Effective staff-hiring is one of the most important management functions as it impacts directly on the productivity and competitiveness of an organisation. But recruiting the right people for the job is a complex task. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to make every interview as productive, focused and successful as possible, and you'll leave with proven techniques that will help you choose and get the best candidate for the job.

This workshop is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to conduct the recruitment process effectively and make the right hiring decisions. You’ll walk through the process from planning an effective interview, to clearly assessing each candidate's past job performance and predicting his or her future success with your organisation.


  • Hire people that best fit your organisation
  • Analyse job requirements and set criteria for selecting the ideal candidates
  • Understand the concepts of competency-based selection
  • Understand how to use behavioural questions to discover a candidate's genuine character, skills, and workplace behaviour
  • Recognise red flags
  • Identify the best candidates using an effective selection process
Key Topics
  • The objectives and benefits of competency-based selection
  • Defining the type of person who can match the job and the organisation
  • Conducting a well-structured and effective selection interview
  • Approach and questions to ask to get meaningful information for validation and evaluation
  • The “dos” and “don’ts” of interviewing techniques
  • Building rapport to get candid responses
  • Evaluating and making the selection decisions
  • Behavioural and situational questions
  • Probing for behavioural responses and collecting contrary evidence
  • Making objective observations of the candidate

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