Recruiting the Best

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Free Level 7 Manager Development Programme

Around 80% of UK managers are untrained in people-managment. Just think about the improvement in firms if it were the other way. Just think about the improvement in employee job satisfaction, organisational effectiveness, profit and reduced manager stress that such a shift would give! As you read this, you can probably think of managers in your own firm who don’t have the skills and knowledge to effectively manage people. They need to engage with this programme.

What is Level 7 Training?

All managers need to use management science - and not just replicate out-of-context 'best practice' or implement the suggestions of untrained gurus. Levels 5 and 6 teach 'best practice' and 'how to...'. Level 7 teaches you to think and to challenge. Managers need to manage at Level 7. You shouldn't put up with less.

Let TimelessTime train you at NQF/EQF Level 7. We offer a nine-month rolling programme covering three central disciplines - hiring, managing and developing people. The whole programme is at Level 7. It's designed for managers who want the Level 7 knowledge and skills without the onerous assessment that comes from university-based or ILM/CMI courses. It focusses only on managing people - but it covers the whole topic.


What's in this Trimester's programme?

Right now, in the UK, it’s tough to find and select good candidates to fill job vacancies. And it’s going to get worse over the coming years, so you, as a hiring manager, have got to get good at it.

The six webinars can be taken as stand-alone 30 minute webinars, or you can book them all. It's your choice!

Webinar 1: A new approach for a new recruitment and selection age
19th October 2018, 3.30pm to 4.00pm (BST)

In this webinar we’ll:

  • Review the current approach to recruitment and selection;
  • Identify exactly where and how this old approach is broken;
  • Underpin the new approach, starting with job purpose;
  • Build the new approach as a process from job to jobholder; and
  • Illustrate the elements of the process, setting the scene for other webinars.

By the close, you’ll understand the failings of the present recruitment and selection approach and be able to propose how it might be changed.

Webinar 2: Setting foundations, desiging the right job
26th October 2018, 3.30pm to 4.00pm (BST)

In this webinar we'll:

  • Show how to model a firm to capture all the necessary functions to be done;-
  • Show how functions can be aggregated to form various different jobs;
  • Teach how to design jobs for maximum motivational effect;
  • Identify the purpose and primary responsibilities and accountabilities in each job;
  • Begin to determine the characteristics of the people who will excel in those jobs as preparation for Webinar 3.

By the close, you’ll understand how to analyse a firm to reveal the functions needed and how to develop functions into jobs that will motivate jobholders.

Webinar 3: Developing the decision criteria: specifying the ideal candidate
2nd November 2018, 3.30pm to 4.00pm (GMT)

In this webinar we'll:

  • Illustrate how to define people in terms that can be assessed and tested during selection;
  • Describe what’s meant by general mental ability, personality and person-environment fit;
  • Tell how the various characteristics impact on job performance;
  • Show how job descriptions can be analysed to give the necessary competencies and behaviours; and
  • Discuss how managers typically make decisions during selection and how this should be done.

By the close, you’ll understand how to be precise about who’s needed in each job and how to define the person-specification in terms that can be tested for.

Webinar 4: Expanding the search: finding the best candidates
9th November 2018, 3.30pm to 4.00pm (GMT)

In this webinar we'll:

  • Help you understand the mechanisms of search, considering the time candidates are available;
  • Help you decide which search methods to use for each type of job;
  • Explain the process you should use to probe the labour market and set up your search;
  • Discuss what to do when searching (and what not to do); and
  • Set out the plethora of alternative sources of good candidates.

By the close, you’ll realise how inefficient and ineffective search using recruitment consultants is. You’ll learn how to search with greater freedom. In so doing you’ll learn how to reduce recruitment costs and hugely increase the chance of success.

Webinar 5: Designing decision tools: selecting the best
16th November 2018, 3.30pm to 4.00pm (GMT)

In this webinar we'll:

  • Emphasise that in deciding at interview and selection, you’re predicting who will excel;
  • Illustrate the various selection tools available and show their ability to predict accurately;
  • Discuss the key tools like general mental ability, personality and other psychometric tests;
  • Show you how to build work sample tests;
  • Set out how you should go about interviewing to give good predictability.

By the close, you’ll understand how to build an interview and selection process and how to make sound decisions using tools.

Webinar 6: Closing the deal: making sure the best join
23rd November, 3.30pm to 4.00pm (GMT)

In this webinar we'll:

  • Emphasise the crucial interactions between you and your chosen candidate at this final stage;
  • Show you how to close and interview whilst opening the gate for an offer and acceptance;
  • Show you how to build a compelling verbal offer;
  • Set out the documents and detail of those documents to make a written offer; and
  • Illustrate how to use the various steps and documents to close the deal.

By the close, you’ll understand

Workshop: How do I recruit the best?
7th December 2018, 10am to 12pm (GMT)

The workshop provides an opportunity for managers to discuss the issues covered in the six webinars. The focus is on discussion. Since we begin by reviewing the webinar content, partcipants need not have completed teh webinar programme.

The six webinars covered these topics:

  • Why the present approach to recruitment and selection is broken and, in detail, the changes needed;
  • Why defining the right jobs is key to recruitment and selection, how jobs can be crafted to provide maximum motivation;
  • Why the selection criteria must be developed early in the search activity and, in detail, the criteria to use;
  • The search activity, where to look and the search methods, extending into what to do to attract candidates to you;
  • Interviewing, testing and other tools using the criteria to optimally predict who will excel; and
  • Making offers and how to close the deal and ensure that the best accept the firm’s job offer.

In the workshop, we briefly review the key points of the six webinars and then pose a number of big questions to stimulate further questions and discussion.

Participants discuss together. Those online can interject and make points just as those physically present.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
If you have any questions please email and we'll get bac to you as soon as we can. You can check out general informaiton about the webinars and workshops on our general information page on our website.

Where is is the face-to-face workshop held?
We run the face-to-face workshop in The Birch Hotel, Haywards Heath, West Sussex. The on-line workshop runs at the same time allowing those further afield to join the dicussions and debate. It works really well.

The only disadvatage about being on-line is that you have to provide your own coffee and Danish pastries!

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