Recruitment and selection

Why is recruitment and selection important? Get a high-level insight into the recruitment and selection process so your newfound knowledge can support your role.

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Perfect for:

Early career
Aspiring manager
People Managers

You’ll learn how to:

  • recognise the key elements of the recruitment process
  • share ideas for attracting a diverse applicant base
  • explain why you need to define a role and its required capabilities clearly
  • describe the process from application to interview to onboarding.

About this course

Course length:60-90 minutes

Delivery:Online, self-directed

Suitable for:Individuals who want a topline knowledge of recruitment and selection.​

This course is included as part of the Core Learning Subscription.

What you can expect from this ‘recruitment and selection’ course

This short course has been created by the CIPD’s recruitment experts and CIPD associate, Lynn-Marie Kelly, to provide a high-level overview of crucial recruitment factors. You’ll explore the elements of the recruitment process, including questions to ask your people function and/or recruitment specialists to support them in delivering a more effective recruitment and selection process.

What you’ll need to do on this course

This bite-sized training consists of written, video and interactive content. You can work through the content at your own pace. At the end, you can test your understanding with a brief knowledge check. This is not a formal assessment; you can repeat it several times to help reinforce your learning.​

What you’ll get on this course

Taking part in this course gives you access to the CIPD Learning Hub for 12 months. Here, you can access your course content together with other valuable resources and tools. When you finish your course, you can enjoy an additional 12 months of access to other resources on the Learning Hub.

Learning outcomes

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

  • confidently discuss recruitment
  • explain the recruitment and selection process
  • articulate how recruitment supports and adds value to organisations.

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