Acas Recruitment, selection and induction 21 January 2022

Most employers appreciate that the success of their organisation relies on its staff. However, finding the right people with the necessary abilities and attitudes, and then retaining them requires skills and knowledge which can sometimes be overlooked or rushed.

This practical half day event takes delegates through both the legal and good practice elements of an effective and fair recruitment process.

Business need

Recruiting the wrong people can lead to performance issues, grievances, low morale and unnecessary costs. Such employees are likely to be disengaged, won’t give their best and can end up leaving the organisation voluntarily, or involuntarily when their unsuitability becomes evident.

Employers also have a responsibility to ensure that no unlawful discrimination occurs at any stage in the recruitment process.

Delegates attending this event will gain a sound understanding of the fundamentals which underpin a legal, effective and fair recruitment process.

Through interactive workshops, delegates will also have the chance to discuss and reflect upon their own recruitment experiences and embed learning in a safe environment.

All delegates will receive an electronic certificate of attendance for their participation in the training.

Suitable for delegates from all sectors of industry including: managers, supervisors, team leaders, HR professionals, business owners, Trade Union representatives, employee representatives and individuals who wish to enhance their CPD.


Our expert-led training sessions are designed to facilitate discussion and interaction. This event will cover:
• Planning your staffing need
• Adapting to changing labour markets

• The Equality Act 2010:

◦ Positive action in recruitment

◦ Pre-employment health questionnaires

• The recruitment process:

◦ Job description

◦ Person specification

◦ How to attract the best (and the right) candidates

◦ Job advert

◦ The application process

• Selecting the best candidate:

◦ Short listing

• The interview

• Other methods of selection

• Making a decision

• References and qualifications

• Making an offer of employment

• Induction:

◦ Developing a timetable

◦ What information to include

◦ Who should be involved
◦ Monitoring the effectiveness of the process

Have a large group of staff to train?
To save you time and money, we can deliver bespoke training for your workplace. To find out more contact our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150.

We also offer free e-learning on a wide range of employment relations topics. It’s a great way to develop, enhance and refresh your knowledge, providing you with the opportunity to work through theory, explore case studies and answer interactive questions.

Need more than training?
We recognise that every organisation is different. Our specialists can diagnose issues in your workplace and tailor practical solutions to address the challenges faced by you and your staff. To arrange a call or to simply find out more, contact our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150.

How to book


Please call Acas on 0300 123 1150 or email


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