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Recruiting and selecting your charity staff

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Recruiting an excellent candidate can transform an area of your organisation's work while recruiting the wrong one can mean lost opportunity, time, energy and resources.This course shows you how a well-planned and systematic recruitment and selection process can help you avoid costly mistakes and improve your ability to recruit the right person for your organisation.

Course structure

  • Preparing for recruitment
  • Attracting and finding applicants
  • Selecting the right person and making the offer
  • Post-employment checks and induction

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you'll be able to:

  • draft a job description and person specification;
  • choose the right selection methods and understand how to build in processes to help ensure fairness and non-discrimination.
  • attract the right candidates and carry out an effective and efficient shortlisting and interview process
  • carry out accurate post-employment checks and provide a good induction to your successful candidate.

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Find out about your trainer

For the past eleven years Maria has co-run the HR Services Partnership which provides outsourced HR services primarily to the voluntary and community sector. The HR Services Partnership can advise on every aspect of HR from TUPE transfers, redundancies and re-structures to recruitment, training, and performance management. Maria has particular experience of working with clients to provide strategic HR advice and regularly works with chief executives advising on the HR implications of strategic plans, as well as advising on a range of day to day matters.

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Need more HR courses?

We'll soon be publishing a course on 'Supervision and appraisal' so watch this space. In the meantime why not have a look at the training courses below:

Further information

See our list of HR and recruitment trusted suppliers.


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Face-to-face training

We also run a range of classroom based courses on a variety of topics throughout the year.

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