Human Resource Management

The Competency Based Interviewer Preparation Online Workshop is designed to provide participants with a clear understanding of the theory of best practice in recruitment and selection as well as providing them with an understanding of their responsibilities as interview board members.  

Competency Based Interviewer Preparation Workshop

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Key Facts

Delivery Method

This course has been modified for delivery as a five hour online course that will be delivered over two x two and a half hour sessions (10:00 to 12:30 and 14:00 to 16:30).  It will be delivered remotely via MS Teams and facilitated by subject matter experts.

This online course will be offered on the following dates:

  • 17 September 2020
  • 16 November 2020

Commences

17 September | 16 November 2020 Bookings for this webinar close one week in advance of start date.

Key Facts

This programme can be delivered in-house for clients in a half-day or one-day Online Workshop format or face-to-face where the necessary COVID-19 related safety measures are in place. For details contact Eoin Smyth – esmyth@ipa.ie

Duration

Five Hour Online Course

Fees & Enrolment

Fee: The fee for this online workshop is €375 per person.

Booking: Bookings must be received in writing using a booking form or the online booking option (see below).

All bookings will be confirmed via email. Please send completed booking forms to:

Central Bookings Office
Institute of Public Administration
57-61 Lansdowne Road, Dublin D04 TC62
Tel: (01) 240 3666 | Fax: (01) 668 9135
Email: training@ipa.ie

All IPA courses are subject to minimum participant numbers.

Cancellation Policy: Please note, that in the event of a cancellation less than 48 working hours before the commencement of a course, a 15% cancellation fee will be charged.  Cancellation fee will also apply to non-arrivals on the day.

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The Programme

The Competency Based Interviewer Preparation Online Workshop is designed to provide participants with a clear understanding of the theory of best practice in recruitment and selection as well as providing them with an understanding of their responsibilities as interview board members.  

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this online workshop, participants will have:

  • A clear understanding of best practice for recruitment and selection process
  • A clear understanding of best practice in competency based recruitment and selection interviewing  - the LGMA Recruitment and Selection Procedure 2016  and the Commission for Public Service Appointments (CPSA) and the Public Appointments Services (PAS)  Codes  and Best Practice Guidelines;
  • An appreciation of the importance of identifying and agreeing competency selection criteria;
  • An understanding of how to operate effectively as an Interview Board member – i.e. roles and responsibilities etc.,
  • Knowledge of relevant interview techniques which make for effective evidence based interviewing;
  • A basis for enhanced interpersonal skills in the conduct of interviews;
  • An awareness and understanding of current employment legislation (in particular Employment Equality, Freedom of  Information and Data Protection) and its practical application in recruitment and selection interviewing to ensure they are aware of what questions can and what questions cannot be asked and why;
  • A practical appreciation of the approach to evaluating and marking candidates;
  • Guidelines on notetaking and candidate feedback
Course Content

During this online course, there will be a focus on:

  • The background and context of competency based interviewing;
  • The aims and objectives of competency based interviewing;
  • The design and development of the job specification (job description and person specification);
  • How competencies and behavioural indictors are developed;
  • Identifying what the role requires and analysing the criteria and competencies required for successful performance in jobs;
  • Effective questioning techniques;
  • Know what should be addressed in Pre Interview Board Preparation – the role of the chair and the individual board member’s responsibilities and what questions we can/cannot ask;
  • Candidate assessment, evaluation and feedback
Other Information

The Competency Based Interviewer Preparation Workshop also be delivered in-house for clients in an online workshop format or face-to-face with participants where appropriate safety measures and social distancing arrangements have been put in place.

For further details on how this workshop can be delivered for your organisation please contact Eoin Smyth – esmyth@ipa.ie

Course Leader

This course is delivered by members of our experienced HRM Training Team: Frances Stephenson and Eoin Smyth.

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