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Interview skills for managers

Course summary

Hiring the right staff is one of the most important management and HR skills and it is critical to get it right. This course is designed for managers and HR professionals who either want to improve their interviewing skills or who are just now starting a recruitment role in the organisation.

This practical and highly interactive one-day workshop will cover best practice interview techniques and will help participants choose the best candidate for every job they need to fill. It will consider the key steps in the selection process, focusing on the face-to-face interview and how to ensure that this is conducted in the best possible way and yields positive results.

Course dates and location

This course takes place at the Centre's Central London training suite with easy access to tube and mainline rail stations. 

Please note: we allow a maximum of three people per organisation on our Individual training courses.

Our next available course dates for individuals are:

  • 6 April, 2018

This course starts at 10am and will finish by 4.30pm. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Alternatively, we can deliver this course at your venue, for your team, on a date and time that suits you. If you have four or more people who would like to attend this course then group training could be the most cost-effective option. Contact one of our Training Coordinators on 020 7490 3030 or email for more information and a quote. 

  • Course outline

    This one-day workshop covers the following:

    • understanding yourself and the effect you have on others
    • best/worst interview practice
    • the selection process
    • your interview style
    • trust and credibility
    • stages of the interview
    • interview ‘tool kit’
    • behavioural and competency based interviews
    • getting under the skin of the candidate
    • a year of free support

    This course takes place at the Centre's Central London training suite with easy access to tube and mainline rail stations.

  • Who is this course for?

    Our Interview skills training course, held in London, is designed for anyone who wants to improve their interviewing skills. In particular, managers and HR people who regularly conduct interviews or for those who are new to the role.

    The Centre works with people from all sectors including public, voluntary, corporate and private.

  • What will this course help me do: learning outcomes?

    As a result of taking this course, you will:

    - learn how to apply behavioural and competency based techniques in order to make better decisions on applicants
    - increase awareness of how effective body language and non-verbal communication impact your interviews
    - understand the interview process and, through exercises and role playing, learn how to make your interviews truly effective
    - build confidence in your interview skills and develop your Internal Coach to 'course correct' on-the-spot for excellent interview results

  • Other courses to consider

    Other courses which could be of use are those around managing staff such as HR skills for non HR managers or Appraisal skills. Our Management ladder courses may also be of interest.

  • Course fee
    • £345 plus VAT small charity price (applies to registered charities with an annual turnover of less than £3m)
    • £445 plus VAT not-for-profit price (applies to all other charities and all other not-for-profit organisations, including public sector and housing)
    • £495 plus VAT standard price (applies to all other organisations)

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