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1/2 DAY VIRTUAL COURSE: Interviewing Skills and Selecting Talent

If you are a member of HRNZ, please log in through the HRNZ website to access your member discount.

All pricing includes GST.

Virtual Fee:

  • HRNZ Member = $337.00
  • Non-member = $407.00

This course is limited to 20 attendees and will be delivered virtually via Zoom.

Do you want to hire the right candidate for your organisation? Are your interviews failing to produce enough reliable information to pick the right person?

Selecting staff with the right skills, knowledge, and attitude is important for building the best and brightest teams.

Explore how to select the right staff in this HR and manager’s guide to interviewing skills and selection.

Course Overview

This virtual course explores how to assess a candidate’s suitability for a role, with a focus on interviewing skills in person, by phone, or online.

Participants will practise asking the right questions to deduct a candidate’s skill level and assess attitudes and values. Identify three types of interview questions - situational, competency-based and behavioural questions.

Prepare for selection using competency mapping to identify the skills, knowledge and attitudes required, and set up a process to validate the selection decision.

Research shows that interviews are often no more reliable than tossing a coin. Find out how to identify and manage unconscious biases, which can lead to the wrong hiring decisions. Detect possible deception and toxic behaviours in interviews and reference checking.

Explore other reliable selection methods – ask the candidate to perform tasks or engage in a pre-employment trial.

Our employment lawyer presenter will show you to comply with the law when conducting pre-employment checks. Avoid costly mistakes that can lead to unlawful discrimination and privacy breaches.

What to expect?

This virtual course is an interactive seminar with Q&A and case scenarios. Attending this course will give you a comprehensive overview on how to select talent and improve your interviewing skills.

Concepts and theories will be explained by your presenter Julia Shallcrass, then applied in case scenarios and group activities. Attendees can ask questions in our Q&A and connect with other attendees in activities. Attendees will receive a digital workbook, which sets out activities and guidance on selection processes and interviewing techniques.

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at providing practical guidance on how to improve interviewing skills and select talent for successful teams. It is useful for all HR professionals in their first 5 years, people managers, governance and business owners seeking to follow best practise in selection processes.

All personal development events are subject to HRNZ Terms and Conditions.

Registrations close 8:30am Monday, 14 November.

Facilitated by Julia Shallcrass - Kiwiboss

As founder of KiwiBoss, Julia Shallcrass is an employment lawyer with expertise in upskilling HR professionals to create high-performing workplaces. Julia is part of the KiwiBoss team that facilitates inhouse training throughout New Zealand. Julia presents practical and engaging virtual courses through HRNZ, Engineering NZ and Business South to help HR professionals and people managers comply with the law and improve team performance. She regularly presents webinars through CCH Learning. Through her 4-week online course “Leader’s Guide to Performance Management”, Julia develops team leaders and managers to improve team results. Julia is an employment columnist for the NZ Herald.

Cancellation Policy

An appropriate substitute participant is welcome any time before the course starts. Please let us know the replacement's name. If you have booked on a member price and a non member is to attend in your place you will be invoiced for the difference in price.

A refund of fees will be made if a cancellation is received in writing at least 10 working days prior to the commencement of the course.

Regrettably, no refunds can be made for cancellations received after this date and you are liable for the full cost of attendance at the course.