(07) 3220 1166

Best Practice Recruitment and Selection Training


This full day workshop is designed to develop a comprehensive understanding of public sector recruitment and selection and your role within it as a panel chair or panel member, developing methodology, selecting the person best suited to the position in a transparent, fair and timely manner, achieving the best result for your organisation and positively managing the candidate experience.

This workshop has been recently updated to incorporate information from the Queensland Public Sector Act 2022 and the Recruitment and Selection Directive 07/23 and supports agencies as they work towards ensuring a high-performing and diverse workforce through fair and transparent, merit-based selection processes.

Who should attend? 

  • Selection panel members (experienced and future)
  • Selection panel chairs
  • HR practitioners
  • Hiring managers


Our workshops are regularly updated to ensure we reflect up-to-date information from changes in legislation and policy. This workshop provides a valuable opportunity for experienced panel members to refresh their knowledge and ensure they are up to date with contemporary practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Perform the role of chair or panel member with confidence and integrity
  • Assess job fit, potential future contribution and cultural capability as well as skills, attitude and experience
  • Design and implement an efficient, effective, fair and ethical assessment process
  • Integrate the principles of equity, diversity, respect and inclusion
  • Understand and manage unconscious bias
  • Appropriately manage prior knowledge and potential conflicts of interest
  • Develop and use assessment benchmarks including consideration of capability or competency frameworks
  • Explore the range of selection methodologies
  • Develop effective interview questions
  • Elicit useful referee comment
  • Take a holistic approach to weigh up available evidence & make a sound recommendation
  • Deliver constructive post-selection feedback
  • Protect against complaints and appeals

Learn From

  • Qualified facilitators with extensive professional expertise and experience
  • Balance of expert content and opportunities for practical application
  • Guaranteed small group
  • High quality resource material
  • Drawing from our experience with more than 7000 public sector selection panels since 1996
  • Ensuring up-to-date knowledge of both Queensland and Australian Government recruitment


$539.00 per person including GST.

Early bird rates and group discounts available.

Venue & Timing

Workshops will be available either in-person (Brisbane CBD) or virtually. Each day is scheduled to run from 9:00am to approximately 4:30pm.

For in-person workshops, morning tea and lunch is provided with tea and coffee available all day.

For more information, please contact us on 07 3220 1166 or via email to training@meritsolutions.com.au


For upcoming workshop dates, check our
Training Schedule 


Any face-to-face workshop will be managed in accordance with current COVID-19 guidelines.

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