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Mon 22 Jun 2020
09:30 - 12:30


Provided by: PPD Personal and Professional Development


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Recruitment Essentials: Appointing the Right Candidate (Professional Services Appointments)

Mon 22 Jun 2020


This workshop provides an opportunity for those recruiting to professional services roles to update and refresh their understanding of the recruitment and selection processes at the University of Cambridge. It includes an overview of the current recruitment and selection process and how to create the conditions where you can recruit the best candidate, avoiding common pitfalls, whilst ensuring practice is fair to all candidates at each stage.

NOTE If you are new to recruitment and selection, it is recommended that you attend the 1 day Recruitment and Selection Skills workshop.

Target audience
  • University employees involved in making selection decisions for professional service (academic-related and assistant) roles
  • This workshop is designed for those who have previously attended training or have equivalent experience in this area
  • Further details regarding PPD's eligibility criteria are available

It is recommended that delegates complete the following before attending the face-to-face training session:


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Mon 22 Jun   09:30 - 12:30 09:30 - 12:30 Greenwich House, Edmonton Room map Jessie Monck
  • to provide skills and training to enable you to create the conditions where you can recruit the best candidate
  • to understand the importance of using a fair and transparent recruitment and selection process
  • to recognise the impact of implicit bias and ensure it does not affect selection decisions
  • to identify where responsibilities lie to ensure a fair process is followed
  • to highlight and discuss the application of good practice and useful resources

The workshop is interactive and encourages discussion around current practice. Learning is sustained by providing an opportunity to plan your course of action to ensure training is applied back in the workplace


'This (briefing session) was very enabling … and the process of reflection was very useful. I realised things about previous recruitment experiences that I wouldn’t have realised otherwise'

'Excellent – nice views but discussion interesting enough not to look outside'


One session of three hours

Related courses
Recruitment and Selection

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