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Advanced Recruitment, Psychometric Analysis and Assessment Workshop

5 Day Training

Dates: 19 – 23 August | 07 – 11 October | 18 – 22 November 2024

Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa

Platform: Available In-Class / Online

Price: Available on request

Course Introduction

This Advanced Recruitment, Psychometric Analysis and Assessment Workshop will cover all the critical areas regarding tools and techniques employed in that process. Delegates will acquire and develop the essential skills that will enhance their competence and at the same time improve the entire Recruitment process that relates to delivering high end service to the organisation. Psychometric Analysis can play a significant part in the decision-making process if used correctly and carefully. Here we will take time to understand the impact of this particular method of assessing a candidate’s personality and general ability against the demands of the role.


This Advanced Recruitment, Psychometric Analysis and Assessment Workshop has been developed to address the issue of ensuring organisations have in place a ‘robust’ and reliable Recruitment & Assessment Process. Protagonists will champion a particular approach or process, which may, or may not be right for every organisation. On reflection, the recruitment process can appear to be too arduous and time consuming, however in the marketplace today it is imperative for both the recruiting organisation and the candidate that the right outcome is achieved for both parties.


This Advanced Recruitment, Psychometric Analysis and Assessment Workshop course is designed to examine every element of the recruitment process in detail from how the initial contact(s) are made to finally appointing the chosen candidate. This will enable delegates to make their own minds up as to “what is right process for their organization”, to deliver the best results for them currently and in the future. Additionally, this course addresses the importance of having the appropriate resources available and how to achieve this to increase the probability of success.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this Advanced Recruitment, Psychometric Analysis and Assessment Workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Examine the total process of Advanced Recruitment, Psychometric Analysis and Assessment techniques

  • Discuss at every stage potential outcomes and consequences when employing a variety of instruments /tools and techniques

  • Create a methodology to be well placed to successfully differentiate between the good and excellent candidate consistently

  • Explore the use of Psychometric Analysis, both Personality and General Ability instruments along with the benefits, challenges, and guidelines

  • The benefits of adopting an assessment-based process

  • Examine the benefits of object, rather than subjective data in the decision-making process

  • Develop sound reasoning for adopting certain approaches when considering multiple role

  • recruitment campaigns.

Who should attend?

The Advanced Recruitment, Psychometric Analysis & Assessment training course will be of great value for a wide range of professionals engaged in this activity for their respective organisations, especially.

  • Recruitment Officers / Consultants

  • Recruiting Managers, (the line manager responsible for the new recruit(s)

  • HR Managers / Team Leaders and Officers

  • Professional Recruiters newly engaged in this activity

  • Members of staff who are involved in the administration process

  • Coordinators who are responsible for the management of all the resources during the recruitment process

  • Professionals who act as a point of contact with Recruitment Agencies

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Training Methodology

Our diverse instructional approaches ensure effective learning:

– Lectures & Presentations: Engage with expert-driven, stimulating content.
– Course Material: Access well-crafted supporting resources.
– Group Work: Collaborate on discussions and case studies for practical insights.
– Workshops & Role-Play: Participate in immersive, scenario-based activities.
– Practical Application: Focus on applying theoretical knowledge in real situations.
– Post-Training Support: Receive extensive support after training for skill implementation.

Training Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Recruitment Tools & Techniques

  • Programme Objectives, expectations

  • Understanding the Recruit, you are Looking for, the key Attributes

  • Creating the Person Specification

  • Considering and Selecting the Potential Tools and Techniques to use for a given situation

  • Constructing the Recruitment and Decision-Making Process

  • Review of day one

Module 2: Interview Techniques and links to the Decision-Making Process

  • Types of Interviews; Strengths and Weaknesses

  • Common Assumptions and Mistakes

  • Interviewing in Practice

  • Examining the Data to make Informed Decisions

  • How to Remove Bias and Ensure Fairness

Module 3: Selecting the Appropriate Level & Content of Psychometric Analysis

  • Differentiation between General Ability and Personality Profile Tests

  • Examination and discussion on the Commonly used Instruments – (Motivation Questionnaire,

Graduate & Management Assessment Series)

  • Example of Personality Instrument and Feedback Techniques

  • Agreeing Development Projects and Learning Logs

  • Making the Contract with the Applicant (Confidentiality)

Module 4: Psychometric Analysis the Law and Normalising the Results

  • Validity, Reliability, Norm Tables; Care and Security of Completed Tests

  • Reviews of Various Psychometric tests to ensure ‘currency’

  • Examination of Competency Frameworks

  • The Relationship Between Recruitment Data and Development Needs

  • The Reliability and Effectiveness of Recruitment Tools and Techniques

Module 5: Assessment Centres; Results and Competence

  • Examination of Online Tools and Techniques

  • Constructing an Assessment Centre

  • Developing the Right Level of Resources

  • Tracking the on-going Development of Staff

  • Measuring and Auditing Recruitment & Assessment Results

  • Final Review

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