Vigilant Training Courses

Hiring Done Right

Course Description

The effects of the hiring decision—good or bad—often impact every corner of the organization. Therefore, it’s critical to learn how to hire the right people to help you in achieving your goals.

This workshop helps you avoid the long-term cost implications of hiring the wrong person.

While Human Resources may make the final hiring decision, supervisors play a pivotal role in defining the criteria for selecting the best candidates. This class will help your supervisors develop hiring strategies so they will have the ability to assess the skills of job applicants and help sort the players from the pretenders. We can all agree that supervisors get work done through others, and ultimately, are responsible for the productivity of your people.

You probably already recognize that it is impossible to manage productively without first hiring effectively. Getting the right people in the right seats on the bus is essential to the future viability of your company. You can see how important it is for supervisors and managers to know how to hire the right people.

During this workshop, you will learn that effective employee recruitment and selection isn’t as difficult as it may seem. It is a series of logical steps and techniques that will enable you to make consistently good hires. First, you will learn to describe the job, determining the essential and marginal job functions as well as essential and preferred job skills. The next step is to review the resume and application. You will learn to look for red flags and analyze achievement claims. Next you will practice developing the interview questions about ability, suitability, motivation, and manageability.  

After getting some tips to hone your interview techniques and keep those talkative candidates on track, you will learn how to discuss the interviews in a systematic way to make consistently good hiring decisions. You will find that hiring better people will allow you to be a better manager.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this training program, you will be able to:

  • Explain the recruitment process as a whole.
  • Clearly determine exactly what skills and qualifications a job position requires.
  • Generate open-ended interview questions that read between the lines of the application.
  • Explore the use of employment assessments as one component of an objective selection system.
  • Determine hiring decisions based upon facts, not feelings.

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