“Strategic Recruitment for Leaders” in HR & Legal - Half Day Training Course in Sydney, Melbourne Or Nationwide At Your Office Location

ALL Courses are available for in-house delivery at your premises and can be tailored to your process, procedures and values.

Course Overview - Government Recruitment Skills for Hiring Managers

This course is suitable for Hiring Managers and HR professionals in the legal industry, who want to attract the best in the marketplace and formalise their learning to ensure best practice is applied. Ideal for those organisations wanting more consistent, structured recruitment practices, fair interviewing processes and raising the standard on good questioning techniques through to better hiring decisions. Ultimately leading to reduced turnover of staff and high performing organisations.

The course covers everything from EEO and the Law, Diversity and Inclusion, Interview techniques, question types, other selection methods, the current marketplace, EVP and Brand messages and attraction strategies.

Courses available for in-house delivery on your premises and tailored for your process and procedures and values.

Where Are the Courses Held?

We can hold courses at either of our Sydney or Melbourne training locations or if you prefer we can come on-site and teach the courses at your premises or deliver the course online.

Course LocationsAddress
MelbourneQueens Street, Melbourne, NSW
SydneyNear Wynard Station, NSW
Your Office / Business LocationAustralia-wide
Online / VirtualAustralia-wide

Course Pre-Requisites

This course is suitable for legal executives, leaders, managers and HR professionals, new or experienced in recruitment. This course will formalise their leadership skills, make an impact on the teams they hire and ensure best practices are applied. Also for those wanting a more structured, interviewing process and to improve their selection skills.

Course Length

1/2 Day (9 AM - 1 PM), though all our courses can be tailored to your specific business needs.

Maximum Attendees

Our course is designed for 15 to 20 participants.

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What Do Our Recruitment Courses Cover?

Please see below for a full itinerary of our standard half-day course which can of course be tailored to your company’s needs and structure.

• The current marketplace in 2024
• EVP & Brand; Attracting good candidates
• The true cost of recruitment
• Increasing diversity & inclusion in recruitment
• Competency based Interviewing techniques
• Question types & in-depth probing techniques
• Best practice interview structure
• Preparation & competency questions for the interview session
• Candidate evaluation
• Diversity and Inclusion in recruitment
• Unconscious bias overview
• Creating new talent pools
• The use of social media in recruitment
• Your recruitment strategy
• Reference checking tips
• Onboarding techniques

Course Price

For pricing information please get in touch so we can give you a cost specific to your company's requirements.


Course Modules & Itinerary

Morning Session

Welcome & introductions
Set-up & icebreakers
  • Learning contract formed
  • Course objectives agreed
The current market place
Short presentation
  • The current marketplace
  • The world has changed
  • Need to sell
EVP & Brand
Talk & exercise
  • Education on new market trends
  • Employer branding
  • Needs of business EVP 
  • True cost of recruitment
  • Impact of poor hiring decisions
  • Cost of getting it wrong
  • Cost of turnover at MyState
  • Behaviours & competencies
  • Cost on the business & their teams
  • Their role as a Leader
EEO & the law
  • Direct & indirect discrimination
  • Diversity & Inclusion
Competency based interviewing
Exercise in competency based interviewing
  • Values & behaviours in Recruitment
  • Question design
  • Question bank
Coffee break
  • Good practices
  • Interview structure
Trainer talk on interview best practices
  • WIGGS Structure
  • Do’s & don’ts at interview
  • Halo/horns
  • Question types
  • Getting the best out of candidates
  • Interview etiquette
  • Candidate experience
Diversity & inclusion in recruitment
Exercise in diversity & inclusion in recruitment
  • D&I in recruitment
  • unconscious bias
  • What is talent?
  • Barriers to hire
The recruitment process
  • Tips & tools
  • How to get it right
  • Right people, right role
  • Candidate care
  • Working with HR
  • Your role in recruitment
  • Need for speed
  • onboarding
  • Where to go for help
  • Key themes revisited
  • Where to go for help
  • Learning plans
  • Individual action plans

Course Price

For pricing information please get in touch so we can give you a cost specific to your company's requirements.


Course Trainer

Deborah Zurnamer – Senior Legal Recruitment Trainer.

Deborah is our dedicated trainer for our legal clients. She has over 20 years working as first a lawyer and then as a Recruiter and in HR for legal practices. She understands the market place and nuances of legal recruitment well.

Contact us for a free 30-minute initial chat.

What our clients say

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“Before working with Hill Consulting, our recruitment function was not centralised, inefficient, and far from best-practice. We were spending excessively with far too many agencies, had no preferred supplier agreements in place, had a long complex process and had no automation or online hiring practices. Hill Consulting’s audit helped us identify thirteen key changes that we needed to implement. Following the audit, we decided to purchase and implement a Candidate Management System and centralise the recruitment team. This provided much needed standardisation, greater efficiencies, and a more professional service to the business with significant cost benefits.”

Ted Bradshaw, HRD, Aurora Energy, Tasmania.
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“For a strategic review - a key feature of Hill Consulting HRS is their total independence from any recruiter, recruitment process outsourcing or candidate management system provider. This ensures their complete objectivity and neutrality in assessing their clients’ recruitment needs, challenges and opportunities.”

Andrew Hall, Director, Sydney, NSW.
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“Hill Consulting HRS have provided excellent solutions and service to our organisation. The flexibility and adaptability that was also provided made working with them so easy, given business priorities change and therefore the solutions provided at times had to also change.”

Sharyn Shultz, HRD, Sydney, NSW.
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“I have known Hill Consulting HRS and Rachel for many years both personally and professionally, and find their consultants to be extremely intelligent and highly motivated HR professionals. I would highly recommend Hill Consulting HRS to any organisation needing specialist consulting services in recruitment advice and strategy arenas.”

Nikki Beaumont, Director, NSW.
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“I know it is late but I wanted to say thank you for matching me with Annette and Scoot Boots. Just finished the first week. Love the team and the culture.

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Why is there a specific course for legal firms?

Legal recruitment is different from many professional services, so we have designed this course specifically for the legal profession. We have also found that Legal practitioners are often short on time, but very fast learners! So, we have developed a special half-day program for the needs of this specific industry. Delivered by an expert in legal recruitment (ex-lawyer and 20 years in Hiring and HR for legal firms)