Webinar 1 – A new approach for a new recruitment and selection age

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Webinar 1 – A new approach for a new recruitment and selection age

19th October 2018
Presented by John Berry & Sue Berry

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.

This introduction to Trimester 3 of TimelessTime’s Level 7 Manager Development sets this scene. In it we review first what’s wrong with the current approach that most firms take to recruitment. Considering that most firms report insufficient skilled staff to support their growth, we discuss why this approach is not fit for purpose.

We then discuss a new approach that focusses on one concept – criteria. Once you have determined precisely the jobs you want done and the success criteria for the jobholders, the rest becomes (relatively) easy. That criteria sets who you’ll search for, where and how you’ll search and exactly how you’ll go about interviewing and selecting new recruits.

We illustrate that search and selection is a science. Success in it demands understanding this science and exploiting the various methods and tools that bring clarity to the task.


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.

This Must be the Place Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash


Online. Webinar.

About the Presenters

John Berry

John is an alumnus of Loughborough University of Technology, the Open University Business School and Birkbeck, University of London, in engineering, management and organisational psychology. He has run technology and engineering companies and led R&D activities in SMEs and multi-nationals for over 30 years. He has been instrumental in driving public and corporate policy across technology and engineering for firms and governments. In a global career, John has led teams in 32 countries. He is a Chartered Manager and a Chartered Engineer.

Sue Berry

Over the past 30 years Sue has led the human resource function in several firms, heading up and driving organisational improvement and change across chemicals, aerospace, education and charities sectors. She has been instrumental in shaping relationships between people and organisations in pursuit of growth and prosperity for all. Sue is an alumna of Newcastle University, De Montfort University and the Open University in education, human resource management and psychology & economics. She is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD.

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For more on the whole Level 7 Manager Development programme, please go to the Level 7 page.

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