Professional Development Course Inclusive Recruitment and Selection

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
Bristol Business School
Course Director
Dr Vanda Papafilippou

Page last updated 29 April 2021


This practical half-day programme will focus on what can be done in order to reduce bias in recruitment (from writing a job ad to advertising and shortlisting) and selection (interviewing) and give tips about how inclusive HR theory can be applied in practice. This session will give the participants the opportunity to review and reflect on and start revising their recruitment and selection practices.

Who is it for?

This programme is designed for individuals who are involved in recruitment and selection in their organisations (HR professionals, line managers, etc.).

What do I get out of it?

By the end of this programme you will:

  • acknowledge how stereotypes and our (un)conscious biases might impact our judgement
  • get familiar with all recruitment and selection stages and what we can do to make recruitment and selection more inclusive
  • be able to reflect on and use feedback to critically evaluate your own recruitment and selection practices


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this open programme.



What does it cover?

The programme will cover topics including:

  • (Un)conscious bias and stereotyping
  • The stages of recruitment and selection and how they might be affected by bias and stereotyping
  • What can be done in order to minimise bias and ensure inclusive practice throughout recruitment and selection

Learning and Teaching

This practical half-day programme will expect you to participate in the sessions with your own and peer experiences. There will be opportunities for group discussion and self-reflection throughout the programme. You are welcome to bring and share examples of job advertisements, job descriptions etc.


Study facilities

IT requirements

This programme is delivered fully online. To ensure you can participate fully in the session and programme materials, please see the following required computer specifications:

Operating system: Windows 7+, Mac OS 10.9

Web browser: Google Chrome is the optimal browser. However other browsers such as Firefox, safari and Microsoft Edge are also compatible.

Required Plugins: Adobe Flash Player

Additional requirements:

  • 256 MB RAM
  • 20 MB free disk space
  • Internet Access - 28.8 kbps speed or above (Broadband connection highly recommended). Slower internet connections may cause issues with audio and video.
  • Soundcard with microphone and headphones (A headset with microphone/headphones is highly recommended)
  • Webcam

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Course dates

Cohort June 2021TimeLocation
Wednesday 23 June 202110:00 - 14:00Online


Course fees

All prices are VAT exempt. Discounts cannot be used in conjunction with each other. The greatest discount available will be applied at your booking confirmation.

CohortJune 2021
Full Fee£95
Early Bird (available until the 19 May 2021)£80
UWE Alumni/Staff£65

How to apply

How to apply

Please complete the online booking form. See 'Book Now' below.

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For further information

  • Email: For specific questions in relation to the course, i.e. content, suitability, etc. please contact the Programme Leader, Dr Vanda Papafilippou ( For all queries regarding administration aspects of registration, i.e. dates, fees, etc. please contact us using the online enquiry form link or phone number below.
  • Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 86927