Unconscious Bias Recruitment and Interview Skills Program

This Recruitment and Interview Skills Workshop is ideal for those new to a Recruitment role and Manager / Hiring Managers. Its also suitable for Boards and Executives who are looking to refine and ensure Unconscious Bias is not impacting on their decisions when hiring key positions. It will help participants develop their interviewing skills to select the right person. They will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to prepare for interviews, determine the right questions to ask and to analyse a candidate’s answers.

Participants work through real-life recruitment scenarios from your own recruitment processes. During this program, participants are given the opportunity to practise newly acquired skills through group activities, mock interviews, real interview preparation exercises, and develop behavioural-based interview guides.   Workshop topics addressed include:

  • Different interview styles and techniques
  • Legislation and relevant legal considerations that apply to your proceses
  • Unconscious Bias, Stereotyping and irrelevance of information that influences your decisions
  • Role profiling and analysis tools that are to be used for selection processes, integrity checks and cultural fit
  • Assessing candidate suitability through detailed frameworks
  • Developing and using interview guides (sample behavioural interview questions and sample interview guide are provided)
  • Body language and sensory perceptions
  • Developing and using behavioural-based interview questions
  • Apply techniques for use in controlling the interview. (Tips and Secrets)


At the conclusion of this workshop your managers, team leaders, and supervisors will:

  • Understand the different types of interviews
  • Understand what makes a successful interview
  • Understand the most common interview mistakes
  • Understand how to prepare and ask behaviour based questions
  • Understand the legal obligations of the interviewer
  • Understand the basics of how to avoid the negative impacts of Unconscious Bias
  • Identify steps to take when preparing for an interview
  • Demonstrate how to develop an appropriate role profile prior to interview
  • Demonstrate the skills required to prepare, structure and lead an effective interview
  • Have the tools to evaluate their own performance to continuously improve their interviewing skills
  • Be able to manage their interview processes from end to end.


  • Short Program – 1.5 to 2.0 Hours of delivery
  • Long Program – 3.0 to 3.5 Hours of delivery