From Start to Finish


Category: Card Packs
Code: 4550

A 40-card activity illustrating the different stages of a recruitment process.

What is it?

From Start to Finish

is is a card exercise used to represent the different stages of the recruitment process. It comprises 40 individually laminated cards. There are also four additional blank cards which can be adapted for specific internal use.

When could I use it?

It can be used as part of a recruitment and selection training programme or as a ‘stand alone’ exercise.

How long does it take?

With one person undertaking the exercise it should take between 15 and 30 minutes including feedback and discussion. With teams it should take between 30 minutes and 1 hour dependent on the number of people.

The Process

The exercise is really flexible enabling the facilitator to run it with one group or to split delegates into teams. By the end of this exercise all participants will have identified both the different stages in the whole recruitment process, and the order in which they are executed.

Ideal for any recruitment related training session

Suitable for anyone involved in the process of recruiting and selecting employees. This training resource can be used within a team or individually to reinforce the importance of the recruitment process.

It enables learning via a participative exercise, the critical importance of treating the recruitment and selection process as a project and managing it in a structured and professional manner. It reinforces the importance of each stage in the process, no matter how insignificant it may at first appear.

Attribute name Attribute value
FORMAT Card Activity
OBJECTIVE To identify the different stages in the recruitment process
AUDIENCE Recruitment teams
TIME REQUIRED Between 15 and 30 minutes
AUTHOR West Midlands Training