8266 - AMA: Recruiting, Interviewing and Selecting Employees

The everything you need to know before you say you're hired seminar.

Learn everything you need to know about employee selection in this seminar! Making the wrong hiring decision means throwing away a substantial investment of time and money on recruitment, training and benefits. This fundamentals seminar is your ticket to make the right hiring decisions and contribute more to your company's bottom line.

Code: 8266

Duration: 3.0 days

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  • Explain the Impact of Recruitment-Related Challenges on the Hiring Process
  • Identify Categories to Both Explore and Ignore During an Interview in Order to find the “Best Fit”
  • Distinguish Between the Effectiveness of Different Types of Questions and When They Are Best Asked
  • Identify Those Components That Will Contribute to Making an Informed Hiring Decision
  • Assess the Impact of Employment Law on Each Stage of the Hiring Process


The Hiring Process

  • Determine Current Individual Interviewing Skills and Knowledge in Relation to Key Elements of an Effective Interview
  • Describe the Benefits of Effective Interviewing Skills
  • Identify the Effects of a Poorly Planned and Executed Hiring Process
  • Isolate the Components of a Comprehensive Hiring Process

Recruitment Challenges

  • Describe the Factors Affecting Recruitment
  • Explore Applicant and Employer Perspectives
  • Identify the Process for Developing an Effective Recruitment Plan
  • Identify Legal Concerns with Regard to the Impact of Employment Law on Recruitment

Recruitment Sources

  • Isolate Organizational and Job-Specific Competencies
  • Identify the Benefits and Risks of Various Recruitment Sources
  • Attract Qualified Applicants

Interview Components

  • Identify What Applicants Need to Know
  • Identify “Best Fit” Qualities
  • Set the Stage
  • Examine Legal Concerns Regarding Interview Components

Interview Questioning Techniques

  • Distinguish Between the Effectiveness of Different Types of Questions and When They Are Best Asked
  • Discuss the Competency-Based Approach to Interviewing Compared with Other Methods
  • Examine Legal Concerns Regarding Questioning Techniques

Formula for Success

  • Identify the Role of Active Listening
  • Identify the Role of Body Language
  • Discuss Applicant Interest vs. Skill
  • Discuss How to Select the Most Productive Type of Interview


  • Discuss How Documentation Is Used in the Hiring Process
  • Examine Legal Concerns Regarding Documentation
  • Compare Effective vs. Ineffective Documentation

Social Networks and the Hiring Process

  • Define and Assess How Social Media Is Used During the Hiring Process
  • Explain the Components of a Social Media Policy
  • Identify the Legal Concerns Regarding Social Media and Hiring

The Final Selection

  • Discuss the Advantages and Disadvantages of Traditional Selection Considerations
  • Examine Legal Concerns About the Final Selection
  • Develop Final Selection Guidelines


Professionals with two years or less of experience in hiring, including newly hired HR professionals, HR practitioners who lack formal training, non-HR specialists who recruit, interview and/or hire as part of their jobs, and long-time HR practitioners who want to reinforce or update their skills.


While there are no direct prerequisites, here are some of the benefits of this training :

  • Improve your overall employee selection approach
  • Attract talent through innovative employee recruitment sources
  • Learn how to effectively use telephone screening and other methods to filter out the wrong applicants
  • Practice interviewing techniques to refine and develop your skills as an interviewer—including how to open and close the meeting
  • Understand how to ask the right questions to find out the information you need to know
  • Avoid interview “traps”—EEO and affirmative action


This course is not associated with any Certification.

Course Benefits

  • Career growth
  • Broad Career opportunities
  • Worldwide recognition from leaders
  • Up-to Date technical skills
  • Popular Certification Badges

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