Foundations for Effective Hiring

Whether you’re just getting started on hiring your first employees or too many of your previous hiring attempts have turned into major headaches, this training will give you a crash course in all of the basic skills and knowledge you need to improve your hiring effectiveness and, ultimately, your business profitability. It will help you to identify which systems you are missing or in need of adjustment in your current recruitment and hiring approach as well as in which areas you need to build the skills and knowledge of your hiring team. (While this course provides a thorough overview of the tools and skills required for effective hiring, it does not offer opportunities for application of the skills within the training. If you require training in specific areas such as interview skills, writing job descriptions, or onboarding employees please see the training for each of those areas.)

Instructional Objectives:

The following topics will be covered:
  • 5 questions to ask before you hire;
  • Employees vs. contractors;
  • 6 steps to hiring effectively;
  • Writing effective job descriptions;
  • Finding qualified candidates;
  • Screening out time-wasters;
  • Critical legal obligations;
  • Effective offer letters;
  • Interviewing basics; and
  • Effective onboarding foundations.

Measurable Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, participants will:

  • Have a thorough understanding of all of the key elements of effective hiring;
  • Feel more confident in their ability to hire the right people for their business;
  • Have templates of the basic tools they need to increase their hiring effectiveness; and
  • Have a written action plan to increase their hiring effectiveness.

Assessement Methods:

Our instructors are continuously assessing the student’s comprehension and ability to apply their learning through assignments, case studies, and interactive classroom activities that check for understanding. This is crucial in today’s fast-paced business environment as each new skill participants not only learn, but are able to apply in the workplace will have a huge positive impact on the business’s ability to thrive. Unlike structured public courses at colleges and universities that provide more general knowledge and must follow a rigid timeline, our on-site group training format allows our instructors to take the time to ensure that participants are able to take the skills and knowledge they gain in class and apply it to their unique situation to get the results they want in their work and business. We assess the student’s learning and progress using the following methods:

  • Application assignments for in between each training session to apply what was learned in their role in the business. (These assignments are sent in to the instructor in between each session so that the instructor can review them and provide further feedback if the student has not completed the assignment correctly.)
  • Interactive exercises, questions and discussion during the training sessions to ensure that the student understands how to apply the concepts in their role and/or business.
  • Student self-evaluation of their learning at the beginning and end of the program. (This is a brief 5 minute paper survey that the student takes at the beginning and end of each module to provide them with a measure of the knowledge they have gained from the training).
  • (Note: Our instructors are always available via phone and e-mail in-between training sessions should students need assistance with their assignments. This ensures that students are able to complete assignments and be fully prepared to build on their learning in the next session.)

This program builds competencies in the following areas:

Duration: 8 Hours, 12 Hours, 24 Hours

Format: Entrepreneur Training, Group Training