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Alison Driver is a professionally qualified HR specialist with over 25 years experience who works with businesses to help solve people related issues.Read more about Alison >>

Safeguarding in Recruitment – Case Study

For many organisations that are dealing with children and vulnerable adults, safeguarding is a key challenge

Safeguarding in recruitment for many organisations that are dealing with children and vulnerable adults, is a key challenge. When recruiting for posts working with vulnerable young people and adults the interviewing and selection process is critical. Having a clear process that adds extra rigour to the selection process by identifying negative behavioural indicators is vital to safeguarding children and vulnerable ... Read More »

Behavioural Interviewing and How it Works

Behavioural Interviewing

Behavioural interviewing is based on the experience that the most accurate predictor of future performance is past performance in a similar situation. Some studies suggest that behavioural interviewing is 45% more likely than traditional interviewing to predict future job behaviour. The approach can be applied to any recruitment and selection process and is particularly valuable when recruiting customer facing staff, ... Read More »

Effective Appraisals Start with Open Questions

Keeping things simple and engaging

Business managers often question the value of appraisals. It is easy to overlook the benefits and just see the cost in time and disruption from preparing and delivering appraisals. However effective appraisals add lots of value to any business provided the appraisal program is simple, easy to use and creates an opportunity for manager and employee to talk about performance. ... Read More »

Behavioural Interviewing – Example Personal Questionnaire

Behavioural Interviewing

The Personal Questionnaire is applied as part of the interview and selection process to compliment the skills questionnaire. This questionnaire gives you the opportunity to try just a small proportion of the type of questions being posed in a Personal Interview in order to assess a candidate’s attitudes, values and motivations for working with vulnerable clients. After each question a ... Read More »

Safeguarding Recruitment Training

Safeguarding in Recruitment

Our safeguarding interviewing specialist offer  bespoke training for safeguarding in recruitment.  The course is designed for people who are responsible for recruiting of staff and volunteers who work with children and vulnerable adults.  Successful completion of this course will move you and your organisation towards compliance with safeguarding standards for children and vulnerable adults.   Behavioural Interviewing for Safeguarding Techniques ... Read More »

Behavioural Interviewing in Safeguarding

Safeguarding In Recruitment

Research into Behavioural (Personal) Interviewing in Safeguarding is mainly based on enquiries into the abuse of children where the system has failed to protect them. Over time, the learning and changes to operational practice have been applied to adults who are also vulnerable to abuse. Using Personal Interviewing techniques will mean that you can create a safer working environment for ... Read More »

Using Safer Recruitment Techniques To Protect Vulnerable Clients

Safer Recruitment

Many people ask the question what is safer recruitment?  Safeguarding legislation and guidance says that people who work in organisations delivering services to children, young people or vulnerable adults are key in ensuring the safety of those clients. Understanding what motivates a person to abuse will help recruiters recognise the potentially significant signs. It stands to reason then that recruitment processes ... Read More »