Course Description

Competency Based Shortlisting in Recruitment and Selection

With ever increasing number of applicants applying for positions in the Civil & Public Service, to stay as employer of choice we have to demonstrate that our Recruitment and Selection process including Desk Shortlisting is Transparent, Consistent, Fair and based on both best practice and merit. Competency Based Shortlisting in Recruitment and Selection is an online workshop built to deliver a fair and consistent mechanism for assessing applicants written examples. The course will also consider the Capability Framework that has been designed to support the Civil and Public Service in building the workforce of the future.

Who is this for?

Competency Based Shortlisting in Recruitment and Selection will be of particular interest to HR Professionals and HR Professionals and Line Managers in the Civil and Public Service.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this training programme, participants will have an understanding of:

  • The best practice in Recruitment and Selection as defined by the Office of the Commission for Public Service Appointments (CPSA) code of practice;
  • The difference between Eligibility Shift and Shortlisting;
  • What makes an effective Shortlisting process;
  • What it’s like to Shortlist Applicants Examples.


This course will be delivered over a half day (10:00 to 13:00).  It will be delivered remotely via MS Teams and facilitated by subject matter experts.

This online course will be offered on the following dates:

  • 29 March 2024
  • 31 May 2024
  • 19 September 2024
  • 27 November 2024
Training ProviderInstitute of Public Administration
Course LocationBallsbridge, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 4
Course CategoryInterview Skills, Communication Skills
Course TypeOnline Learning
Course Start Date19th September 2024
Course End Date19th September 2024
Course DurationHalf Day Online Course
Course Time10:00am - 1:00pm
Course Fee300.00
Phone01 240 3600
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Course Provider

Institute of Public Administration

57-61 Lansdowne Road,, Ballsbridge, Ballsbridge, Dublin, Ireland. Eircode: D04 TC62

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