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Competency-based Recruitment

CIPD Training
Course summary
Length: 2 days
Location: London
Provider: CIPD Training plus
Course type: Open / Scheduled

Course Description

Competency-based Recruitment Training - 2 day course by CIPD training

This training course explores the frameworks of competency-based recruitment and provides the skills needed to define the competencies required for a position and attract candidates based on these requirements. The course covers the entire competency-based recruitment process, from framing the position to selecting the most appropriate candidate.

Upon completion of this training programme, you will have the skills and confidence to:

  • Assess the advantages and limitations of a competency based approach to recruitment
  • define competency requirements in a way that could be used in recruitment
  • design an interview framework based on competencies
  • search for, recognise and judge evidence of competence in an interview
  • structure an assessment centre based on competence.

Suitability - Who should attend?

The Competency-based Recruitment course is ideal for HR practitioners or line managers with recruitment responsibilities or recruitment specialists requiring an overview of the competency-based approach to recruitment and selection.

Training Course Content

The course will discuss the following topics:

  • Competencies and approach requirements
  • What difference it may make to the way you attract and select staff
  • Examples of competencies
  • Links to the business, the culture and HRM/HRD systems
  • Framing your competency framework for recruitment
  • Advertising for competent people
  • Designing your selection processes
  • Stereotyping and gender issues
  • How to select or create competency-based assessments
  • Identifying potential
  • Identifying, recording and judging evidence of competence
  • Planning the next steps towards a recruitment approach.


  • Member price: £1,035 + VAT per delegate
  • Non-member price: £1,150 + VAT per delegate

Provider: CIPD Training

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