Recruitment Interviewing Skills incorporating N.I. Legislation

Human Resource Management

Course Duration: One day

Course Overview

This interactive one-day training course provides guidance on preparing adequately, interviewing expertly and avoiding the legal pitfalls of an interview.  It has been specifically designed for organisations in Northern Ireland to address the unique employment legislation that exists in the country.


  • Review of current equality legislation and its implications for recruitment
  • Ensuring documentation – Job Description, Personnel Specification etc are non-discriminatory
  • How to compile a Personnel Specification and remove any bias from the shortlisting process
  • The specific responsibilities of the chairperson of the panel and the other panel members
  • A checklist of preparatory actions to be undertaken before interviewing commences
  • How to structure a recruitment interview
  • Types of questions, how to frame and does everyone have to get the same question?
  • Interview skills – building rapport, questions, listening, probing
  • Note-taking – detail and extent required
  • Other assessment methods in addition to interviews
  • Making the decision to appoint

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