Recruiting and Hiring

4 Credits: Personnel/Human Resources


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Recruiting and Hiring

Course Level
CPE Credits

4 Credits: Personnel/Human Resources

Course Description

Prior to this online self-study course, the complexities of recruiting and hiring might seem overwhelming, with numerous challenges in attracting and securing top talent. However, this course acts as a bridge, transitioning participants from uncertainty to proficiency in the recruitment process. It provides a thorough understanding of the various strategies to locate and attract qualified candidates, including the creation of compelling job specifications. The course also delves into the fundamentals of hiring, including resume analysis, telephone screening, interview techniques, and the reference-checking process. Additionally, it offers insights into evaluating candidates, drafting effective job offers, and handling counteroffers. By the end of this course, participants will not only have gained a comprehensive understanding of the recruiting and hiring process but will also be equipped with practical skills to implement these strategies effectively. This knowledge will enable them to enhance their organization’s talent acquisition efforts, ultimately contributing to its overall success.

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Chapter 1

  • Identify the options for not recruiting more employees.
  • Cite the steps involved in recruiting for specific people.
  • Identify the different types of marketing used in recruiting.
  • Identify the methods used to bulk hire employees.
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of poaching as a recruiting tactic.

Chapter 2

  • Identify techniques for extracting information from a resume.
  • Identify the situations in which telephone screening might be used.
  • List the circumstances under which a high-pressure interview is a reasonable tactic.
  • Identify the contents of an offer letter and employment contract.
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Course Specifics

Course ID
Revision Date
August 3, 2023

There are no prerequisites.

Advanced Preparation


Number of Pages

Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

CFP Notice: Not all courses that qualify for CFP® credit are registered by Western CPE. If a course does not have a CFP registration number in the compliance section, the continuing education will need to be individually reported with the CFP Board. For more information on the reporting process, required documentation, processing fee, etc., contact the CFP Board. CFP Professionals must take each course in it’s entirety, the CFP Board DOES NOT accept partial credits for courses.

Meet The Experts

Steven M. Bragg, CPA, is a full-time book and course author who has written more than 300 business books and courses. He provides Western CPE with self-study courses in the areas of accounting and finance, with an emphasis on the practical application of accounting standards and management techniques. A sampling of his courses include the The New Controller Guidebook, The GAAP Guidebook, Accountants’ Guidebook, and Closing the Books: An Accountant’s Guide. He also manages the Accounting Best Practices podcast. Steven has been the CFO or controller of both public and private companies and has been a consulting manager with Ernst & Young and …