Recruiting, Interviewing and Selecting Employees

Program Description

The everything you need to know before you say you're hired seminar.

Learn everything you need to know about employee selection in this seminar! Making the wrong hiring decision means throwing away a substantial investment of time and money on recruitment, training and benefits. This fundamentals seminar is your ticket to make the right hiring decisions and contribute more to your company's bottom line.

How You Will Benefit

  • Improve your overall employee selection approach
  • Attract talent through innovative employee recruitment sources
  • Learn how to effectively use telephone screening and other methods to filter out the wrong applicants
  • Practice interviewing techniques to refine and develop your skills as an interviewer—including how to open and close the meeting
  • Understand how to ask the right questions to find out the information you need to know
  • Avoid interview “traps”—EEO and affirmative action

Who Should Attend

Professionals with two years or less of experience in hiring, including newly hired HR professionals, HR practitioners who lack formal training, non-HR specialists who recruit, interview and/or hire as part of their jobs, and long-time HR practioners who want to reinforce or update their skills.


Recruitment Challenges

    •Fluctuating Economy •Variable Skill Levels •Loyalty and Commitment •Outsourcing •Applicant Expectations

Recruitment Basics

    •Factors to Consider •Proactive and Reactive Recruitment •Traditional and Creative Sources •Electronic Recruitment

Interview Preparation

    •Job Descriptions •Applications and Résumés •Time and Place •Basic Questions •Stages of the Interview

Legal Factors

    •Federal Legislation •Record Keeping and Retention Requirements •Questions to Avoid •Handle Discrimination Charges

Interview Questioning Techniques

    •Competency •Open-Ended •Hypothetical •Probing •Close-Ended

Types of Employment Interviews

    •Face-to-Face Exploratory •Telephone •Video •Human Resources •Departmental •Team

Interview Components

    •Format •Active Listening •Body Language •Balance Asking Questions and Providing Information


    •Purpose and Uses •Objective Language •Job-Related Facts •Guidelines •Effective Notes

References and Background Checks

    •Defamation of Character •Negligent Hiring and Retention •Reference Check Options •Releasing and Obtaining Reference Information •Background Checks: Compliance and Procedures


    •Testing •Selection Guidelines

Locations, Dates & Pricing

# Location Date(s) List Member

New York NY

AMA New York Center
02/26/2018 - 02/28/2018 $2345 $2095 Register

Chicago IL

Summit West
03/28/2018 - 03/30/2018 $2345 $2095 Register

Atlanta GA

AMA Atlanta Center
04/11/2018 - 04/13/2018 $2345 $2095 Register

New York NY

AMA New York Center
05/16/2018 - 05/18/2018 $2345 $2095 Register

San Francisco CA

AMA San Francisco Center
06/11/2018 - 06/13/2018 $2345 $2095 Register

Prices are subject to change without notice. Discounts apply for groups of three or more people. Call for details. Federal government employees are eligible for special GSA pricing for many seminars.

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AMA's Main Conference Centers

Seminars scheduled for the cities below are held at the locations listed. For location information for other cities in which AMA seminars are held please call or email for information.
  • New York

    AMA executive Conference Center
    1601 Broadway New York, NY 10019
    American Management Association (Located in the same building as the Crowne Plaza Hotel) 1601 Broadway On Broadway and 48th Street near Times Square. Entrance is on 48th Street.

  • Chicago

    AMA executive Conference Center (adjacent to the Marroitt O'Hare)
    8655 West Higgins Rd
    Chicago, IL 60631

  • San Francisco

    AMA executive Conference Center (located in San Francisco Marriott Hotel)
    55 Fourth Street 2nd Level
    San Francisco, CA 94103

  • Atltanta

    AMA Executive Conference Center
    1170 Peachtree Street Ne Cnr Peachtree & 14th (3rd Flr)
    Atlanta, GA 30309

  • Washington D.C.

    Arlington, Virginia
    2345 Crystal Drive, Suite 200
    Arlington, VA 22202

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    3 Day(s)

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    Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

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    Lunch is on your own.

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    Continuing education credits may be recognized by your professional board. Contact your own board to find out what's required.

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