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Recruiting & Interviewing Outside the Textbooks

Duration of the course: 60 mins

About The Course


Learn how to avoid costly recruitment mistakes and improve your ability to source and secure ideal candidates.
Duration: 60mins

Recruiting the right staff gives your practice stability and supports its long-term viability and reputation. However, sometimes a perfect applicant may not accept your offer of employment or a new recruit may turn out to be unsuitable for your role. Recruitment mistakes can easily happen but these are costly, time consuming and place enormous workload stress on remaining staff. 

Recruiting the right person for your role cannot be learnt in a textbook alone – it also requires common-sense, intuition and lateral thinking. This informative session, presented by Ruth Levy, will provide you the tools to know:

  • How to source applicants for your role – when and where to advertise,
  • Writing interesting advertisements which attract the right applicants,
  • Determining which applicants to interview and preparing for the interviews,
  • Conducting effective interviews to identify the most suitable applicant for your role,
  • Conducting effective reference checking, and
  • Understanding the offer and negotiation stage.

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage with the panel.

What you will learn

  • Apply lateral thinking and creativity to your recruitment process.
  • Assess the long-term alignment and commitment of potential applicants.
  • Manage a smooth end-to-end recruitment process.

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Ruth Levy
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Ruth worked as a Litigation Lawyer for 8 years. She practised as a Barrister in a number of areas of law, including Employment Law. She has subsequently worked in the area of Human Resource Management and Organisational Development for the past 20 years in the professional services, higher education and Not-For-Profit sectors. Ruth's positions in Human Resources have included National Human Resources Manager for a firm of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, Human Resources Manager for an international firm of Forensic and Insolvency Accountants, Human Resources Manager at a regional university and Human Resources Manager for a number of Not-for-Profit organisations in the Northern Rivers region.