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Enabling Excellence in Recruitment and Selection of Staff

Selecting the applicant who most closely fits your requirements can be a major challenge. At the same time, it is also one of the most important decisions you will make as a people leader.  Get it ‘right’ and you are maximising the chance of achieving excellent performance. Get it wrong and it you may be dealing with time-consuming and costly performance issues.

Robust and valid selection is key to attracting and retaining excellent staff and will enable you to achieve a range of important outcomes for your School/Faculty including high performance, diversity, and an excellent reputation.

Program Outcomes

This interactive and practical two part program will focus on developing expertise in recruitment and selection and will provide tools and techniques to assist you in:

  • Choosing a valid and reliable approach to selection of staff 
  • Understanding best practice and due diligence with regard to recruitment and selection
  • Managing unconscious bias during a recruitment and selection process
  • Practising skills in selection including interviewing and negotiating appointments.
  • Understanding the implication of getting a hiring decision wrong

A ‘real’ role will be used as the basis for skills practice throughout the workshop as well as focus on case studies and discussion.

Target Audience

Academic Leaders

This program is specifically targeted to Heads of School, Institute Directors and other key academic staff regularly involved in recruitment and selection processes. Content has been developed with input from recruitment and executive search experts as well as through consultation with Heads and Deans. The workshop will specifically focus on the recruitment and selection of Academic staff.

Professional Leaders

This program is specifically targeted to Professional Leaders, hiring managers and other key professional staff regularly involved in recruitment and selection processes.


  • Veronica Lee

    Veronica Lee started her career overseas in Project Management. Since moving to Australia in 1992, she has held a range of leadership roles in Queensland and in several large public and private sector organisations in South Australia. She was an adjunct lecturer at Flinders University from 2006-2012, teaching and assessing to the Masters level in people management. She is currently a sessional facilitator in the Business School at Queensland University of Technology and is often invited to present on a range of HR tropics including on Behavioural Interviewing for CPA Australia.

    She is a preferred provider in recruitment and selection with the Department for Environment, Water and Natural Resources where she not only designs and delivers selection panel training, but also provides job design and analysis services across the Department and provides selection services to the regional areas of the Department.  Veronica has assisted a range of clients with their recruitment and selection processes including developing and facilitating selection training, for example, Flinders University, the Nurses and Midwifery Board of SA, Centennial Park Cemetery Authority, ZeroWaste SA, the City of Mount Barker Council, and the Australian Institute of Management (AIM).

    Veronica is well placed to deliver a relevant program tailored to the University’s needs, having built a long term relationship the University of Adelaide over the past 11 years including as a regular presenter in the area of PDR.

Workshop Details

Academic Leaders

Thursday 22 June
9:30am – 4:30pm
Level 3, Rundle Mall Plaza

via email

Professional Leaders

To register your interest for future workshops please contact us.

Further Information

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.


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