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Interview and Selection

Workshop title: Interview and Selection 


1-2-day workshop: Facilitator and 2 actors 


Who is it for: anyone involved in the interview and selection process. 


Number of participants: Max 15 (can be increased with extra resource) 


Pre-work: Prepare a person spec for one of the job roles 


Course overview: This workshop offers delegates a unique opportunity to practice their interviewing skills using the services of professional role-playing actors. The course begins with a piece of forum theatre showing a typical interview. Delegates are encouraged to critique the drama, change it and actively re-enact it. 


Participants will interview several different candidates, played by the actors, then carry out a selection process to recruit the best person for the job. They will receive constructive feedback, advice and ideas for improvement; this will enable all delegates to take away a usable interview plan. 


Learning outcomes: 


  • Increase your confidence and competence as an interviewer 

  • Understand the purpose, value and objectives of interviews 

  • Know how to taking a structured approach to interviews 

  • Know how to prepare effectively for an interview 

  • improving your skills in listening, probing, questioning and rapport building 

  • Understand the difference between a competency based interview and a casual chat 

  • Be aware of unconscious bias good and bad 

  • Use the STAR model effectively to gather example 

  • Be able to carry out a professional competency based interview 


Post workshop to embed learning: All participants will take part in an e coaching program for 6 weeks after the workshop. This will consist of on the job exercises and suggested self-directed learning to ensure maximum retention of learning

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