Centre for Continuing Education

Staff Recruitment, Selection and Induction Essentials Course

Recruitment. Optimise your recruiting process.

Learn Recruitment the smart way with Recruitment courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

Effective utilisation of human resources is paramount to an organisation’s success. Recruiting, selecting and inducting staffs are important initial stages in this process. How can you ensure you attract the right applicants and then select those most suitable? How can you then enable the successful candidate to quickly reach peak performance? This course answers each of these questions and equips you with processes and skills to ensure you have the best people for your organisation’s needs. You will also learn how to retain your high performers, thereby maximising the benefits that can be gained from these staff members.


Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Prepare the documentation needed for identifying the best candidate
  2. Select a suitable candidate based on this documentation
  3. Utilise a range of selection techniques for identifying the best candidate
  4. Plan and co-ordinate the candidate’s orientation so that they quickly maximise their performance
  5. Find ways of meeting the career development needs of high performing staff
  6. Utilise a range of initiatives for retaining high performing staff


  • Preparing position descriptions and personnel specifications
  • How to identify a suitable applicant based on job descriptions and personnel specifications
  • Staff selection techniques, including interviewing, skills tests and referencing
  • Induction of new staff
  • Ways of ensuring new staff quickly reach their peak performance
  • Retaining staff

Delivery Style

This is an interactive course, which includes lectures, group exercises and discussion. With the facilitation style engaging and supportive, the tutor’s training approach enables practical tools for skills transfer, improvements and results.

Intended Audience

All managers and supervisors wishing to improve their human resource skills, especially those skills relating to recruiting, inducting and retaining staff.

Before the course

There are no pre-requisite knowledge or skills for this entry-level human resources course. Participants are however advised to come to this course with some background knowledge of their current employer’s recruitment, selection and induction procedures so that discussion can contextualise each individual’s circumstances and experience.


  • Expert trainers
  • Central locations
  • Small class sizes
  • Free, expert advice
  • Student materials – yours to keep
  • Statement of completion

What others say.

  • I chose this course, seeking a specific answer to a question I had, related to the interview process. It was answered, along with examples given. Also included was information on the entire recruitment process, of which I was very familiar (being my particular area of professional expertise). The information given was accurate and informative, and the other participants I spoke with felt they had gained a lot of insight and useful knowledge and hands on skills. A very pleasant, insightful trainer and it was a pleasure learning from them.