Shortlisting

Shortlisting

Shortlisting is the process of deciding which of your applicants to take through to the next stage of your recruitment process, the assessment stage.
This module covers all you need to know about successfully shortlisting the right candidates. The module is focused on helping you become objective and accurate recruiters.
At the end of this module you will be able to:

Objectively shortlist the right people

Understand and implement blind shortlisting

Create a shortlisting grid

As part of your enrolment to this course you have access to a consultation to help you implement all you have learned.
This can be at any stage by contacting Bright with your availability. If you are ready to book your consultation at this stage please click below.

What you will learn

Why it is important to shortlist correctly

Time, cost, legal and moral implications are all risk areas if you are not shortlisting correctly. Find out what best practice shortlisting really means.

How to shortlist legally

Understand what you can and cannot base your shortlisting decisions on. The UK has nine protected characteristics, find out what they are.

What objective shortlisting truly means

Best practice shortlisting has objectiveness based at it's very core. Find out how to shortlist objectively so that you bring the best candidates through to the assessment stage.

How blind shortlisting might help you

Find out how many people should be progressed to the assessment stage and how to make sure that unconscious bias isn't creeping into your process.

Our team's top tips for this module

"Shortlisting can be a part of the recruitment process that is rushed. It is such an important stage of the process but when faced with 30 plus CV's, covering letters and application forms, it can certainly be a daunting prospect.

Try using the template provided in the module to help you quickly, but objectively, work through each application. Not only does it help you be objective but it also speeds the process up."

James Digby
Managing Director of Bright

"We have put a lot of research into blind shortlisting. Sometimes hiring managers and recruiters feel it is an insult to bring up unconscious bias but it is an important topic to cover.

Unconscious bias is usually more subtle than people think. Such as connecting with someone that went to the same University as you or who has a shared interest. Blind shortlisting is a great way to avoid these pitfalls so why not give it a go?"

Julie MacGiffin
Recruitment Account Manager

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