Inclusive Recruitment and Retention

April 11 & 18, 2024 | 11:00am – 4:00pm EST | Online

Training Overview

As a recruitment and talent management specialist in the public sector, you are well aware of the unparalleled benefits of an inclusive and diverse workforce. From improving policy outcomes, delivering better services and building public trust. In addition, diverse and inclusive workplaces also
offer higher retention and productivity.

Diversity is a lot more than representation; the workplace needs to foster and enable inclusivity from the recruitment stage. The challenge lies in developing and executing inclusive recruitment practices and campaigns. Our Inclusive Recruitment and Retention training is the place to be. This course has been developed for junior to mid-level managers who are responsible for the recruitment and retention of staff in a wide variety of public sector roles.

This course will teach you how to attract a wide range of candidates for vacant positions, how to recruit in a fair, ethical, and transparent manner, and how to ensure all candidates are welcomed into the workplace without bias. You will leave with skills, knowledge, tips, and tricks that you can apply straight away, and that you’ll wish you had known sooner.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for heads, managers, leads, officers and specialists, in charge of transforming all three levels of government including:

Recruitment Specialist, Managers, Hiring Officers, Managers and Supervisors

Talent Acquisition Managers, HR Analysts, Specialists and Managers

Equal Employment Opportunity Specialists

Learning Outcomes

Stay informed about the latest developments in inclusive recruitment to enhance your awareness of diversity and inclusion’s significance.

Design and implement recruitment processes that are free from bias and promote fairness and equity.

Gain practical skills and tools for attracting, recruiting, and retaining diverse talent while also gaining knowledge about legal and ethical best practices.

Measure the effectiveness of your inclusive recruitment
practices and use data-driven decisions to make

Meet Your Facilitator

Priya Sodha

Executive Trainer & DEI professional

Priya Sodha, Executive Trainer & DEI professional, has been facilitating transformational workshops and training for organizations for over 10 years. She specializes in leadership development, communication, diversity, equity and inclusion, and people-focused leadership; and is passionate about this work because she truly believes in the human connection. Priya is the founder of The Empowered Managers Training Program, where early career managers go through a 6-month leadership program within their company.

Prior to corporate training, Priya earned her Master’s Degree in Organizational Change Management at The New School, in New York City, & her BA in Sociology at California State University of Long Beach, where she specialized in interaction and group relations. Her work has led her to serve as an Executive Director for the Youth Business Alliance & Director of Career Development at Calbright College. In addition to her Master’s Degree, Priya is a Certified Professional Group Coach and holds a certificate in Effective Leadership from The Management Institute. She is also an active #IamRemarkable Facilitator, a Google initiative where she speaks on the topic of self-promotion for women in the workplace & most recently spoke at The Women of Silicon Valley Conference on Communicating with Confidence.

In her most recent work with an education-based college in CA, she was highlighted as a trainer “who cares about her participants, which is seen through her engaging content & applicable activities during her sessions.”

Key Sessions

Day 1 Day 2

Introduction to Diversity: What is Diversity and what does it mean in the workplace?

  • Understanding different types of diversity and the challenges posed
  • Understanding the positive impacts of diversity in the workplace
  • Understanding the legal implications of EEO

Preparing to Recruit

  • The importance of a robust Position Description
  • How to write a robust Position Description
  • Confirming mandatory and flexible selection criteria
  • Considering ways to accommodate special needs

Developing the Job Advertisement

  • What needs to be included
  • How to use words to encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds
  • Where and how to advertise vacancies

Processing Applications

  • How to use impartial selection criteria
  • How to ‘read between the lines’ of resumes and cover letters

Managing Applications

  • How to effectively conduct a telephone screening
  • What you can and can’t ask
  • Narrowing down to an interview shortlist

The Interview

  • The structure of an effective interview
  • Asking the tricky questions
  • To get the information, you need to make an unbiased and informed choice

Starting off the right way

  • How to prepare for the new employee
  • The importance of a positive welcome
  • Supports available to the organization
  • What needs to be included in an induction

Providing Ongoing Support

  • How and when to check in
  • Managing the Probation Process in a fair and ethical manner
  • Legal and ethical obligations

Staff Retention

  • Creating an Inclusive Culture
  • Promoting awareness and understanding within your workplace
  • Rewards and recognition
  • Measuring the success of your recruitment practices

External Resources

  • Organizations, agencies, and publications for the
  • latest trends and best practice information


Early Bird 1

ends on December 22


(Save $$400)

per person + GST

Early Bird 2

ends on February 2, 2024


(Save $200)

per person + GST

Regular Price


(Limited slots)

per person + GST

Customised in-house options available for teams

Interested in any of our online trainings?

You can also choose to have them delivered in house. We will work closely with our inspiring session facilitators to tailor the content around the key development areas your team are prioritising, shape the learning outcomes around your core departmental challenges and make the most of your L&D and upskilling budget.

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