Archbright University

Hiring Practices for Equity & Excellence

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Course Description

The selection of the right person for a job is one of the most important decisions that a company or supervisor can make. With the cost of turnover between 20 and 200% of an employee’s annual salary* (depending on skill level and position), hiring decisions also have a significant impact on a company’s bottom line.

In Hiring Practices for Equity & Excellence, participants will learn essential practices to use throughout the hiring process. Participants will identify key strategies to increase equity in interviewing using behaviorally-based questions. They will learn to reduce interview bias by incorporating a candidate scoring matrix while identifying common pitfalls that can increase an organization’s legal risk throughout the hiring process.


After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Use standardized interviewing and hiring processes
  • Focus on equity in the interviewing and hiring process and avoid the most common legal risks
  • Plan crucial questions to discover candidate skills and behaviors that align to job requirements
  • Effectively review applications, resumes, and social media
  • Improve the ability to ask behaviorally based interview questions
  • Reduce interviewer bias with a candidate scoring matrix
  • Complete the hiring process

Designed for:

Supervisors, Managers, and HR Professionals



7 hours


Delivery Type:

Virtual Classroom





This program has been pre-approved by the HR Certification Institute.


Archbright is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP®️ or SHRM-SCP®️.

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