Recruiting People Fairly: A Hiring Managers Guide

Create a fair, non-discriminatory and effective recruitment process, from deciding to hire through to onboarding.

Are you looking to recruit?

What you’ll learn

  • Design a fair and effective recruitment process.
  • Understand the primary legislation that covers recruitment in the UK and your responsibility as a recruiter.
  • Write an effective job description and person specification.
  • Write a fair and attractive job advert.
  • Understand how unconscious bias can affect recruitment decisions.
  • Fairly select and interview candidates.
  • Create an engaging induction and onboarding programme.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 3 lectures • 5min.
  • To Hire or Not to Hire? –> 1 lecture • 2min.
  • Recruitment and the Law –> 5 lectures • 20min.
  • Section 4: Clarifying the Role –> 4 lectures • 16min.
  • Section 5: Attracting Candidates –> 4 lectures • 13min.
  • Section 6: Application and Shortlisting –> 2 lectures • 9min.
  • Section 7: The Interview –> 5 lectures • 15min.
  • Section 8: Induction and Onboarding –> 1 lecture • 4min.
  • Summary and Next Steps –> 1 lecture • 2min.

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Are you looking to recruit?

Are you concerned about how to go about it?

Are you unsure of how you make your recruitment campaign open to a diverse candidate base, and avoid discrimination?


I can help with that…


Making a recruitment decision is one of the most important decisions that a business will ever make. Whether you are taking on your first employee, taking on additional staff as your business grows, or looking to replace someone who has left, in today’s recruitment market, making sure that your recruitment process is fair and inclusive is so important.

The recruitment market has changed so much in the past few years, and what candidates are looking for now is so different to 10 or even 5 years ago. Opening up your business to a more diverse and flexible workforce is becoming increasingly essential in you becoming an employer of choice.

If you are looking to build an inclusive and effective recruitment process, then this course is for you, whether you are an employer, manager or supervisor.

Over our time together we will work through the entire process, from making the decision to hire, through writing a job advertisement, the interview and right through to onboarding, and throughout we will be focussing on both the process and the legislation that affects recruitment in the UK.

During the course we will cover:

  • To hire or not to hire? What you need to think about before even starting the recruitment process
  • The legal landscape: the key legislation that covers recruitment in the UK
  • Understanding discrimination and bias, and what it means for the recruitment process
  • How to manage your process to be inclusive to disabled candidates
  • How to write effective and fair job descriptions and person specifications
  • How to fairly advertise your job and reach a broad and diverse audience
  • How to fairly shortlist and select your candidates
  • How to hold an effective interview
  • How to ensure you make the right hiring decision, for the right reasons
  • The importance of induction and onboarding

Who the course is for:

  • Anyone who is interested in building a fair and inclusive recruitment process
  • First time employers who want to get it right, first time
  • Managers and supervisors with a responsibility for recruitment and an interest in diversity and inclusion
  • HR professionals with an interest in recruitment and selection


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