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Employee Selection


Hiring the right staff for the job can be make or break. In this introductory-level course, you will learn about the process of selecting the best candidate from a large, diverse pool of high-quality applicants. Based on D. Quinn Mills' book, Principles of Human Resource Management, the course discusses how to conduct an effective job interview, asking questions that elicit relevant information, and avoiding questions that might be seen as discriminatory. You will also consider how to discover more about a candidate through the use of reference checks, background checks, and testing. Earn SHRM and HRCI credit as you develop your understanding of this critical human resources element.

Students have 90 days from the day they are granted access to complete this course.

Please note: Access to this course will be granted as soon as possible but may take up to 1 business day

After this class, you will be able to:

  • Describe various techniques for forecasting workforce needs
  • Explain how to perform a job analysis
  • Describe approaches to job design and redesign
  • Identify various ways to engage in both internal and external recruitment
  • Identify staffing practices that are alternatives to full-time employment
  • Describe methods of evaluating prospective employees
  • Describe types of interviews and when each is appropriate
  • Explain the role of orientation and onboarding when making a new hire
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    About the Course

    Emory Continuing Education is proud to offer this course in partnership with MindEdge.