Recruitment & Selection Essential Insights

Explore the fundamentals of recruitment and how to attract and select candidates that will drive organisational performance.


60-90 minutes

Online self-directed

Essential Insights


Free for CIPD members and Core Learning Subscribers.

Effective recruitment and selection are crucial for the success of any organisation. Finding appropriate people for the roles required to meet your aims helps ensure that the workforce has the relevant skills, experience and potential necessary to meet the organisation’s goals.

Created by CIPD’s recruitment experts and CIPD associate, Lynn-Marie Kelly, the course provides a high-level overview of the key considerations in recruitment. We explore the primary elements of the recruitment process, including the questions to ask your people function, and/or the recruitment specialists you work with, to support them in delivering greater effectiveness.

It will help you to identify areas for further exploration and provide enough background and baseline knowledge and information to assist further learning in the topic.

All CIPD Learning courses will automatically provide you with access to the CIPD Learning Hub, our online learning platform, for 24 months.

The hub will house your course content, as well as useful resources, tools, and a community of professionals that you can tap into to support your learning and continual development.

CIPD Members

You already have access to the features and benefits of the Core Learning Subscription, which includes this course, as part of your membership, access it here.


In this course, you will:

  • recognise the key elements of the recruitment process
  • share ideas for how to attract a diverse applicant base
  • explain the importance of clearly defining the role and capabilities required
  • describe the process from application to interview
  • discuss how to welcome new hires into your organisation.

Is this course right for me?

Discover how the fundamentals of recruitment can positively impact your organisation. This course is ideal for those seeking a baseline knowledge of recruitment and selection.

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