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Recruitment & Selection Interviewing

Be assured that the training expertise within The Development Company is built on a solid base of competency. The trainers have held jobs in Personnel and Human Resources with interviewing as a core component of the role. They therefore train and advise on an ‘experience’ basis.

Areas of training we can offer programmes in:

  • Selection Interviewing training
  • Recruitment and Selection Interviewing courses
  • Criteria based interviewing skills courses
  • Panel interviewing techniques
  • Behavioural interviewing skills courses
  • Competency based interviewing skills courses
  • Strategic interviewing for HR professionals
  • Role Profiling methods
  • Repertory Grid technique for job analysis
  • Essential interviewing skills
  • Accredited interviewing skills programmes (participants pass or fail)

Developing recruitment and selection interviewing skills courses specifically to meet client needs and objectives is a crucial aspect of the programme’s success. To achieve this, the courses are carefully designed and agreed with the client before contracts are signed.

Industry experience covers:

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Financial Services
  • Government Departments
  • Solicitors
  • Education
  • Accountancy
  • Marketing
  • Oil Industry
  • Distribution
  • IT
  • NHS


Real Play Interviewing to make the learning as real as possible

With this particular selection interviewing course we prefer to use something we call “real play” rather than role plays. This means that the practise the participants get during the job interviewing and recruitment course is as real as possible. The ideal situation is to source people from outside the organisation who would be likely to apply for a typical job that you would interview for. You may be able to find suitable candidates from a local university, college or job agency. As you are expanding, you may choose to use staff to give them recruitment interview experience should they choose to move to another department. After the course the volunteer interviewees can be given feedback on their performance by the interviewers which is very useful for them in preparation for future interviews. And you never know, we have had volunteers who have subsequently been asked to come back for an interview at a later date for a real job! A ‘win-win’ situation all round!

Tailoring the interviewing skills course to make learning pragmatic

The interviewing and selection course itself will be designed around the processes and documentation used at the client organisation. We will need time to familiarise ourselves with our clients’ recruitment and selection systems and processes and then handouts will be tailored to support these procedures. Additionally we would be happy to advise the client regarding the most suitable design for your internal documentation, such as the job specification and the person specification. We can further tailor the course by preparing individuals for real interviews they are about to run by providing key questions for them to use and details of evidence to seek against the key behaviours for that job. If organisations have a competency framework in place, we will design questions specifically for each competency.

A typical course lasts for two days and will accommodate a maximum of 6 participants, working from 9am to 5pm. Ideally, and especially for accreditation courses, a residential course is held, giving individuals the time to discuss the day’s learning, share experiences and enables them to use the tutor in question design for day 2′s real plays. In the case of the accredited programme it is the second interview which is used for their formal assessment.


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Be assured that the training expertise within The Development Company is built on a solid base of competency. The trainers have held jobs in Personnel and Human Resources with interviewing as a core component of the role. They therefore train and advise on an ‘experience’ basis.Areas of training we can offer programmes in: