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Recruiting the right candidates is essential for the success and effectiveness of public sector organisations. Finding the right fit for the role not only ensures great performance but helps create a positive and cohesive work environment.

Attend our Masterclass: Strategies for Successful Recruitment and Interviewing to gain the knowledge and skills needed to effectively locate, evaluate and hire the best candidates for your organisation.

Develop new strategies for targeting the right candidates, as well as how to conduct effective interviews that assess competency and fit.

Unlocking the Power of Virtual

Our virtual courses have been designed with you in mind. From group exercises in breakout rooms to live chat, whiteboards, and interactive polls, we use a range of tools and techniques to ensure that you can connect with your trainer; network and share best practice with your peers and leave the day with the skills you need.

Our courses provide you with an interactive and engaging learning environment that can be accessed from any location, helping you to continue to connect, learn and grow. Click here to discover more!

Please note we will use Zoom to virtually deliver this course.

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Marie Thake
People Development Consultant - Truly Inspired

Marie is a dedicated, passionate professional people development specialist, who runs her own Coaching and training business. She partners with organisations to make a difference to employees as individuals and enables them to feel engaged with the organisations they work for, leading them to achieve their own and their organisations’ vision.

Marie is passionate about having the ability to enthuse others to learn, through engagement, building trust and understanding what motivates people to perform. She has held her role of Director and People Development Consultant for over 10 years following her roles for companies such as Prudential, HBOS, ...

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Learning Outcomes

  • Ensure your recruitment process successfully communicates your values and goals with candidates
  • Develop new techniques and strategies for the interview process to ensure you’re asking the right questions and gaining valuable insight on candidates
  • Understand the importance of a comprehensive onboarding and integration process
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

Enquire About In-House Training

To speak to someone about a bespoke training programme, please contact us:
0800 542 9414
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09:00 - 09:05


09:05 - 09:15

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

09:15 - 10:15

Aligning Recruitment with Achieving Your Vision

  • Learn how to identify the skill set you need to bring into your team to achieve wider organisational goals
  • Discuss techniques to ensure your are hiring to match both the organisations and the potential employees aims
  • Learn how to identify and communicate relevant benefits of working for your organisation to attract top candidates
  • Understand motivators to help identify what drives candidates to accept an offer
10:15 - 11:30

Effective Interviewing

  • Learn how to ask great questions to establish key behaviours and how they align with your organisation
  • Understand the benefits of communicating vision, strategy and the potential employee’s purpose to engage the candidate
  • Create great questions to match the candidate’s values to the organisation’s
11:30 - 11:45


11:45 - 13:00

Ensure Successful Onboarding and Integration

  • Review and consider your onboarding and what should be in place to create a sense of belonging with your new candidate
  • Ensure your onboarding process is comprehensive and gives new staff the tools they need to succeed
  • Understand the process of integrating new employees into the teams and organisation