Hiring an engaged workforce is the most important decision-making process that most managers are involved in, but interviewing and selecting candidates are sometimes neglected skills. Every time your managers talk with an applicant, your organization may be exposed to potential discrimination charges. Managers must develop strategies that will support them in selecting top talent and avoid making the “wrong” hire while minimizing legal risk.
This workshop will prepare you and your supervisors to thoroughly screen, interview, and select employees and still maintain compliance with laws that affect employee selection.
We will develop a comprehensive reference of the "soft skills" involved in the interviewing and hiring process for any manager, supervisor or HR professional. We will discuss the importance of “cultural fit” over “gut feelings” and how to best assess it. This program identifies strategies for selecting which applicants to interview, how to conduct the interview, what questions to ask and how to take control of an interview that has gone astray.
Participants will be able to:
- Describe legal ways to screen applications and applicants
- Identify what subjects to avoid in an interview
- Discuss laws and policies pertaining to reference checking
- Create appropriate, job-related interview questions
- Conduct the interview to get the information you want – and need - to know
- Evaluate candidates and make the best hiring decisions
Lunch is included in this full day session.
6.5 Recertification Credit Hours 6.5 PDCs