Merit Assessment

  for

  Hiring Managers

 


This Course covers selection processes for positions within the NSW Public Sector including changes to merit selection processes arising from the enactment of the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 and Government Sector Employment Rules 2014.

This program explores the knowledge and skills required to effectively participate as either the Convenor or member of a recruitment and selection panel and processes to administer objective, transparent and equitable selection.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the most recent changes to the NSW Public Sector merit based recruitment and selection processes and procedures arising from the enactment of the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 as applicable to individual Agencies
  • Analyse job advertisements and provide objective advice to potential applicants
  • Use effective and objective techniques to undertake the application short-listing process
  • Apply Equal Employment Opportunity principles to recruitment and selection processes
  • Design, write and ask welI-tailored interview questions - including behavioural questions and questions around the Capability Framework
  • Prepare thoroughly for interviews
  • Use appropriate interview and selection techniques and test appropriate skills
  • Use objective and transparent strategies to improve the selection decision making process

Course content

  • Emphasises the knowledge and skills needed to effectively participate as a hiring manager of a recruitment and selection panel and to administer objective, transparent and equitable selection processes
  • Uses skills practice to maximise learning of the various elements of the recruitment process i.e. shortlisting applications, question preparation - including behavioural questions and questions framed against the Capability Framework
  • Provides participants with an understanding of policies and procedures that affect the selection process in the NSW Public Sector including EEO
  • Examine assessment methods such as psychometric testing, assessment centres and others
  • Preparing for and undertaking Referee checks and Referee reports
  • Writing an Assessment Panel report
  • Strategies for providing objective feedback to unsuccessful applicants

 


Key Details

Duration: Full day 


Recommended audience: Prospective members and convenors of recruitment or selection panels


Maximum Participants: 15

 


Capability Framework Alignment

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“I liked the practical exercises – doing an actual shortlisting process and designing interview questions. Also, the shared experience/knowledge in the room was valuable.”

Jessica Curry, NSW Police

 
 


Specialist trainers in:

Writing Job Applications & Interview Skills

Merit Assessment

Leadership

Communication Skills

Customer Service

 

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