This workshop provides effective sources for recruitment as well as selection methods to hire the right candidates crucial to meeting manpower needs


Recruitment and Selection system and practices is the cornerstone of human resource function. This is because without the right talent, sourced and selected with the appropriate methods, no other functions in the organisation can operate at the optimal level. Thus it is critical that line managers and human resource practitioners acquire a good knowledge and skills to sharpen their ability to seek and select the right employees in terms of behaviour, skills and competencies. Job description, derived from job analysis is a business tool as it helps the organisation to hunt for talent of different profile and to reward and develop them accordingly to meet the business requirements. Without hiring right, all subsequent human resource activities are not aligned.

Therefore it is important that HR practitioners as business partners and hiring line managers be equipped with the knowledge and skills to write a good job description to use it to match and hire the potential employees with the skills needed to support business goals and objectives. Organisations that implement proper job description are able to align their talent recruitment to business since employees will be suitably sourced and chosen to match their needs and the organisation.

The objective of this program is to provide participants with an in-depth treatment of job current recruitment and selection systems and techniques. Through the practical exercises adopted during the training, participants will learn how the effective sources of recruitment as well as the contemporary selection methods to hire the right candidates are crucial to meeting business needs for manpower.

Course Details: 


• Process of job analysis and job description.

• Importance of  job description to recruitment.

• Relationship between recruitment and manpower planning.

• Difference between recruitment and selection.

• Linking recruitment and selection to business plan.

• How to attract the best talent?

• What is the best selection method to hire the right candidate?

• Costly mistakes to avoid in candidate selection

• Metrics to measure effectiveness of recruitment and selection.



1. Job Analysis and Outcome - Job Description

2. Developing recruitment strategy and selection criteria

3. The LOFT principle of recruiting

4. Effective sources of recruitment

5. Creative recruitment strategies: Best practices used by well known organisations

6. Outsourcing recruitment vs. doing on your own

7. TAFEP guidelines on job advertisements and fair recruitment practices

8. Many selection methods: which is the best?

9. Expensive mistakes made when selecting candidates

10. Selection Interview: Asking the right questions

11. Selection tests - how useful are they?

12. Measuring effectiveness of recruiting and selecting employees

Who should attend

• HR Managers, Line Managers, Supervisors and Administrators and Executives and those who are keen to have a good understanding and application of recruitment strategies and selection techniques to hire the right candidates for their oganisation. New recruiters in employment agencies and search firms will also benefit from this course.



To anchor the learning and winning behaviour, this interactive workshop incorporates:

• Drafting of job descriptions for effective recruitment.

• Identifying the appropriate sources of talent.

• Making a letter of offer to potential candidates.

• Practical role playing to apply the skills learnt in the workshop.

• Video clips on effective recruitment.

Benefits of Attending This Course

Participants will be able to assume the role of professional recruiter, and have full confidence to interview and select the right candidates to fill the openings in the organisation. They will also be able to appreciate importance of having a good job description to operate the recruitment and selection functions efficiently and effectively. People who are currently not having recruitment responsibilities will find this course particularly useful in that they will acquire the fundamentals to enable them to move across to perform recruitment and selection functions.


What questions this training programme provides answers to:

1. How can I use job analysis and job description to support the recruitment function?

2. Where can I source a pool of suitably qualified candidates for selection?

3. How can I select the right employees to fill the job openings in my department?

4. What are the mistakes to avoid in interviewing a candidate?

5. What are the selection tools to assist me in identifying the qualities of a candidate?

6. How to implement a good recruitment and selection strategy to hire the best talent to achieve organisation goals?


Bernard Tay has over 20 years experience in human resource development and management in both private and public sector experience. He has worked as a regional manager in renowned American and Japanese global conglomerate. He has gained both local and international experience, having working for diversified industries ranging from banking, aviation, telecommunication, education, electronics, and energy to medical sector. He has also worked in USA where he focused on staffing and organisational development.

Bernard has extensive experience conducting human resource management and development programmes to local and international participants from different organisations. He has acquired working knowledge and experience in developing employee handbook, job analysis, job evaluation, job description and design, employee orientation and organisational downsizing. In addition he has been a Senior Assessor for Singapore Quality Award and People Excellence.

Bernard graduated with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Economics and an Upper Honours degree in Sociology from National University of Singapore (NUS) and subsequently obtained his Masters Degree in Education and Human Development from George Washington University, USA. He is also a certified Advanced Certificate Training and Assessment (ACTA) trainer.

Administrative Details:

Scheduled Dates

• 18 July 2017


• One day

• 9 am to 5:30 pm



A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded at the end of the course.



• S$ 450 for Community

• S$ 480 for Non-Subscribers


• PIC Claimable for Company Sponsored Participants.



• Coffee & tea with snacks during the morning and afternoon breaks

• Buffet lunch with vegetarian & halal options


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