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ILM Level 5 - Managing Recruitment

Course Information

  • Course Code: EC223J
  • Duration: 6 weeks x 3.5 hours
  • Price: £360.00

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This ILM Level 5 Unit is designed for middle managers, helping them to develop their skills and experience and prepare for senior management responsibilities. The ILM (Institute of Leadership & Management) recognises that all organisations are different; their qualifications are designed with the in-built flexibility to adapt to meet employers' diverse staff development needs. The unique unit-based qualifications structure gives employers the freedom to select from an array of optional units, to build programmes that deliver the specific skills and knowledge required from their colleagues.

Benefits for individuals

  • Use core management techniques to drive better results
  • Develop your ability to lead, motivate and inspire
  • Provide strategic leadership as well as day-to-day management
  • Benchmark your managerial skills
  • Raise your profile in your organisation.

Benefits for employers

  • Encourage strategic thinking at this level of management, to foster business improvement
  • Engage middle managers with training and development -& this qualification is designed to provide clear, measurable benefits to career-minded professionals
  • Customise this qualification to your development needs.

This course forms part of the full Level 5 ILM Diploma in Leadership & Management.

What will I study?

By undertaking this unit, students will better understand the following:

Understand human resource planning

  • Human resource planning techniques
  • Reward systems
  • Ways to redeploy human resources to achieve individual and organisational objectives
  • Techniques for succession planning
  • Causes of poor attendance and retention and strategies for improvement
  • Techniques for monitoring and evaluating attendance and retention
  • Use of outsourcing, subcontracting, outworkers
  • Legal and organisational aspects of redundancy and redeployment

Be able to plan and implement recruitment in line with legal and organisational requirements

  • Human aspects of redundancy and redeployment
  • Organisational recruitment policies and procedures
  • Legal aspects of recruitment and selection
  • Relevant methods of advertising vacancies, internally and externally
  • Internal and external applications
  • Techniques for job analysis
  • Job specifications and job descriptions
  • Person specifications
  • Use of job descriptions and person specifications to shortlist applicants
  • Alternative methods of advising applicants of outcomes
  • The need to maintain comprehensive records to support and justify decisions
  • Interview types -& formal and informal, including selection, exit, grievance
  • Appropriate climate for conduct of an interview
  • Structure and format of interviews according to purpose
  • Legal and ethical considerations in relation to interviewing
  • Questioning and listening techniques
  • Impact of non-verbal communication
  • Recording information and interview outcomes
  • Importance of feeding back during and after interviews to and appropriate checks such as CRB and references
  • Selection techniques including interviewing, testing, assessment centres, references etc
  • Disciplinary, counselling, appraisal, supervision and information gathering/investigation
  • Ways to analyse and interpret information gained

How will the course be delivered?

Classroom based sessions alongside other members of the group.

Entry Requirements

Candidates would normally have completed the ILM Level 3 Certificate in Leadership & Management and/or be employed in a managerial role. An informal discussion with the Programme Leader is recommended to ensure that the qualification meets individual needs.

How will I be assessed?

Written Management Report.

What can I do next?

You may be interested in our ILM Diploma in Leadership & Management Level 5

For more information

For more information about this course, contact our specialist team on 01254 29 25 00 or email

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