Recruitment and Interviewing Techniques for Managers

How to Find the Right Person for Your Organization

Recruitment is one of the most important and difficult tasks for managers. At this workshop, learn how to find, assess, engage and hire high-performing candidates that are a good fit for your team and organization. The workshop is applicable to any hiring organizations in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors. Workshop content is consistent with the Government of Canada’s PSC Appointment Framework.

This workshop is offered within organizations for groups of 5 people or more.

Course duration: 1 day

Workshop Topics


Recruitment/Sourcing Labour Markets

  • External/Internal

Demographics (Statscan) Recruitment Methods Pre-requisites (Job Descriptions-Compensation Information) Advertising

  • Using the Web
  • Job Boards
  • Social Media

Informal Approaches (Networks) Outsourcing

  • Using Placement Agencies
  • Using Executive Search Firms

Posting (Unionized Environments) Selecting Candidates

  • Developing Selection/Merit Criteria
    • Competencies
  • Screening Methods
  • Testing
    • Knowledge and Competency
    • Aptitude and Psychological Testing
    • Validity/Equality Issues of Tests

The Interview Process

  • Preparation
  • Types of Interviews
  • Individual Interviewers
  • Selection Boards
  • Interview Questions
  • Developing Selection Criteria
  • Accommodation

Mock Interviews and Interviewing Skills Selecting the Successful Candidate

  • Applying the Merit Criteria
  • Making the Offer
  • Negotiating Successfully
  • References

Legal Aspects of Recruitment and Interviewing

  • Human Rights/Diversity Issues
  • Employment Contracts and Collective Agreements
  • Reference Risks
  • Current Status/Court and Tribunal Decisions
    • Private Sector
    • Federal /Provincial Public Service

The Future of Recruitment Summary Overview, Conclusion and Q & A Checklists

At the end of this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Determine a candidate’s fit for your organization

Who Should Attend This Course?

Anyone responsible for finding and hiring staff, including line managers and HR managers and staff.

For more information on this workshop, please contact:
Sophie Gouédard
Tel: 613-234-2020, ext. 21

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