Interviewing Skills Training Course: Skilful Selection

Our one-day interviewing skills course is tailored for delegates who would like to gain better interviewing skills and learn how to conduct successful interviews for choosing the right employee(s). Our Interviewing course will show candidates how to; gain winning interview skills; give better interviews; be a better interviewer and learn how to interview effectively. As well as improving interviewing skills, delegates will also learn recruitment and employment law.


Although selection interviewing is only an occasional skill – you don’t do it every day – it is nonetheless a vital one. The repercussions that result from making the wrong choice can be damaging to everyone: the organisation, the rest of your workforce and the new employee.

The Organisation

The cost of the whole selection is effectively wasted if you end up appointing the wrong person, i.e. the cost of advertising the job, mailing out application forms, the time spent organising and conducting interviews, inducting the new employee etc.  Productivity suffers because the job is done less effectively by the less suitable applicant.

The Workforce

How are the rest of the staff members going to feel if they have to work with someone who isn’t really right for the job? And if the worst comes to the worst, and you have to let the new employee go, it could be very damaging to organisation morale.

The Employee

Consider the situation from the new employee’s point of view. You may have taken them out of a good job with a promising career ladder. The wrong job move could badly damage their prospects for the future. Or they may be nearing retirement, and by the time you realise that you have made the wrong choice and have to replace them, it could be too late for them to find another position. If the reason they ended up in the wrong job was because you failed to follow good selection procedures, that’s quite a responsibility for you to bear.

So it’s important to select the right person for the job, and of course, it makes your life easier too. You will have a lower staff turnover and a happier workforce, so you won’t have to find time for so many interviews, or deal so often with new staff learning the ropes, or cope with staff tensions so frequently. And all of that reflects well on you as a manager.

Making the right choice when you appoint new staff really isn’t that difficult. If you follow the guidelines set out here you’ll find that successful selection interviewing is a professional skill which you can learn like any other.

Interviewing Skills Course

This course will cover the practical skills needed for successful interviewing and our reputation for effective recruitment training has been endorsed by many delegates. Those who have attended the course have described it as being productive, informative and focused. It allows delegates to understand the stages of carrying out interviews and shows them how to conduct an effective interview so that they are able to attract the best candidates and choose the best person for the job. We guarantee to deliver the best employment strategies, tips and techniques for better interviewing and recruiting skills.

Course Dates

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Who will benefit from the course?

Our course will cover the practical skills needed to make recruitment interviews productive and focused. It will allow delegates to understand the stages of the recruitment process and how to conduct an effective interview so that they are able to attract the best candidates and choose the best person for the job.

Our courses allow all staff to benefit from enhanced interviewing skills. The types of delegate we have trained previously are:

  • Directors and senior managers
  • Sales and fundraising staff
  • Local government employees
  • Managers, department heads, team leaders and supervisors
  • Technical and academic team members

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