Recruitment in Higher Education

Support for universities to get the recruitment process right

Getting the right kind of employees, with the right skills and abilities, is an essential requirement for universities to meet – and exceed – the expectations of students and stakeholders.


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Available as

  • Off the shelf
  • Fully Bespoke

Course overview

There’s a strong business case for getting the recruitment process right. First time. In this Recruitment in Higher Education course learners get practical guidance on attracting and recruiting the very best people using the university’s recruitment and selection processes.

An ongoing, interactive video case study asks learners to make decisions about a simulated HE recruitment requirement illustrating the importance of equality and diversity.

In addition a series of ‘vox pop’ video interviews with real University staff focus on key areas: Challenges; Training; Diversity; Best Practice; Panel Selection; Unconscious Bias and Keys to Success.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this module you will be able to:

  • describe the key elements of the recruitment process
  • explain the legal context in relation to recruitment and selection
  • write effective job descriptions, person specifications and job adverts
  • explain how to set and use selection criteria for shortlisting and choosing the best candidate
  • use fair and effective interview techniques
  • avoid common pitfalls in the recruitment process
  • explain how to embed equality and diversity in the recruitment process
  • explain how to reduce Unconscious Bias in the recruitment process.

Course duration: this course should take around 30 minutes to complete. Learners can bookmark their progress before exiting the course, and resume from that point.

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Learning by design

All of our e-learning courses are highly interactive with rich graphics and audio-visual content, blending a variety of question types to encourage learners to apply concepts to their daily work routine. This module also includes extensive use of videos – interviews with actors and staff and it is built in RISE which adapts courses to look great on any and every device.

Easy to implement & customise

This online learning course comes with Marshall LMS (Learning Management System), which allows you to manage your e-learning and track completed training.

Our in-house developers can quickly & effectively adapt this course to your sector and organisation. You could also add your own graphics, photos & video and amend content to include your policies, procedures, and key areas.

Learning options

Every Marshall e-learning course is fully accessible, so this course is also available as:

  • spoken word audio – perfect for learning on the move
  • a voice reader compatible version as a W3C AA online workbook
  • a complimentary and comprehensive workbook – a printer-friendly pdf download compatible with all devices and readers.

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