This unit (BSBHRM405) describes the skills and knowledge required to execute tasks associated with the recruitment cycle and apply in-depth knowledge of the work of the organisation, and how recruitment and selection practices fit with other human resources functions. This unit applies to individuals who support recruitment, selection and induction functions under the direction of a human resource manager.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - prepare job descriptions; - use job descriptions to support sourcing, selecting and appointing suitable staff; - use different advertising channels to promote vacancies and/or establish a potential talent pool; - consult with managers to gain approvals; - develop selection criteria and interview questions in consultation with relevant personnel; - schedule interviews and advise relevant people of times, dates and venues; - participate in interviews and other selection techniques including assessing candidates against selection criteria to short list them; - obtain referees' reports; - prepare and distribute a selection report including feedback to give unsuccessful candidates; - advise unsuccessful candidates of the results; - secure preferred candidate's agreement and provide an employment contract, and; - advise other staff of the successful candidate and arrange induction.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - identify documentation required for recruitment, selection and induction; - explain human resources life cycle and the place of recruitment and selection; - identify legislation relevant to recruitment, selection and induction of staff; - describe channels and technology to advertise vacancies, and; - explain a range of interviewing techniques and other selection processes and their application.

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