Recruiting and selecting the right candidate

One-day workshop for practice managers and practice supervisors

  1. Training
    Any day to suit you
    Morning session (9.30am to 12.30pm)
    Afternoon session (1.30pm to 4.30pm)

    Your practice or a neighbouring practice

    Course description:
    Recruiting and selecting the right person is accomplished by using systematic and fair processes, including defining and describing the job, agreeing appropriate terms, attracting the right candidates, interviewing, selecting and making the offer of employment. The process is time-consuming and expensive, and a poor decision can have disastrous consequences! Those carrying out recruitment and selection should be properly trained and aware of the relevant employment legislation so as to avoid any potential discrimination. There is also a requirement under the CQC registration for the practice to demonstrate that objective recruitment procedures are in place. This workshop explains best practice in recruitment and selection, and provides the information needed to adopt robust and fair procedures and avoid the possible pitfalls.

    The course will cover:
    • Designing the job
    • Conducting the interviews
    • Organisational structure
    • Questioning techniques
    • Overview of the recruitment and selection process
    • Scoring tools
    • Preparing a job description
    • Tests
    • Person specification
    • Keeping interview notes
    • Identifying competencies
    • Avoiding discrimination
    • Advertising
    • Taking up references
    • Dealing with enquiries
    • Health screening
    • Application forms and CVs
    • Offering the job
    • Information packs
    • Terms and other conditions
    • Shortlisting
    • Induction programmes
    • Organising the interviews
    • Employee turnover and retention
    Who should attend:
    GPs and practice managers

    Full day: £945 + VAT
    For up to 12 people. You may wish to join up with other neighbouring practices to share the cost of the training.


    Bookings via Practice Index are charged at a discounted rate and come with a money-back guarantee.

    Course delivered by:

    Patricia Gray

    About the trainer:
    Management/HR Consultant in General Practice, Patricia is a HR specialist and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development with over ten years' management experience as a business partner in a large GP training practice.

    Patricia is an experienced and qualified independent management consultant, trainer, facilitator, HR adviser and performance coach.

    Please note: If the aforementioned trainer is not available on the day, a suitable replacement trainer will be supplied. For remote parts of the UK, additional travel costs maybe incurred. If so, this will be made clear to you before you book the training.