Training calendar

Talent Acquisition hosts live workshops to give you the opportunity for experiential learning and interaction with peers on a wide variety of topics. Registration is open for each monthly event by the first of that month.

Upcoming workshops

Check back soon for new trainings!

Past workshops

JANUARY

Interview Edge Workshop Series: Preparing to Interview Candidates
Learn to properly prepare for an interview so you can evaluate candidates accurately and fairly, create a positive and professional impression and avoid common errors and potential legal pitfalls.

Audience:

  • Recruiters training new team members
  • Managers looking to expand their interview skillset
  • HR partners supporting recruitment

Attendee preparation:

Interview Edge Curriculum in TrojanLearn

  • Essentials of Interviewing and Hiring: Preparing to Interview
  • Essentials of Interviewing and Hiring: Screening Applicants for Interviewing
  • Interviewing Question Types (PDF)

FEBRUARY

Interview Edge Workshop Series: Conducting a Successful Interview
Learn important guidelines for conducting face-to-face employment interviews; including starting the interview well, what types of questions to ask and how to close the interview.

Audience:

  • Recruiters training new team members
  • Managers looking to expand their interview skillset
  • HR partners supporting recruitment

Attendee preparation:

Interview Edge Curriculum in TrojanLearn

  • Essentials of Interviewing and Hiring: Conducting an Effective Interview
  • Essentials of Interviewing and Hiring: Behavioral Interview Techniques
  • Conducting Interviews: Asking the Right Questions
  • Conducting an Interview (PDF)

MARCH

Career Advancement Strategies
Learn how to use targeted career development strategies to enhance career mobility at USC; including strategies to get noticed for promotion, career networking, crafting your “elevator pitch” and using strategic online tools.

Audience:

  • USC staff interested in advancing their career within the university

APRIL

The Art of Job Advertising
Learn to effectively attract the best talent in the marketplace and drive higher quality applicants to your postings through well-crafted job announcements.

Audience:

  • USC staff involved with hiring and recruitment, particularly those creating or editing job announcements

MAY

Interview Edge Workshop Series: Non-Discrimination in Recruitment and Hiring
Deepen your awareness of pitfalls associated with discrimination in hiring and recruiting. This conversation with members of our Equity and Diversity team will include strategies for exercising sound judgment and avoiding discrimination in the hiring, interviewing and recruitment process.

Audience:

  • Recruiters training new team members
  • Managers looking to expand their interview skill set
  • HR partners supporting recruitment

Attendee preparation:

Interview Edge Curriculum in TrojanLearn

  • Interviewing: Doing It Right
  • Guarding Against Interview Bias
  • CA Dept. of Fair Employment (PDF)

JUNE

Interview Edge Workshop Series: Evaluating Your Final Candidates
Learn to remain objective when assessing candidates – drawing on job-related data, rather than letting personal biases steer you away from your hiring criteria. This course describes how to use a structured and objective evaluation process and how to effectively check references and make an offer.

Audience:

  • Recruiters training new team members
  • Managers looking to expand their interview skillset
  • HR partners supporting recruitment

Attendee preparation:

Interview Edge Curriculum in TrojanLearn

  • Essentials of Interviewing and Hiring: Selecting the Right Candidate
  • Hiring Strategic Thinkers

RECRUITMENT LAB: SUMMER SERIES

Core workshops

Interview Edge Workshop: Preparing to Interview Candidates
Learn to properly prepare for an interview so you can evaluate candidates accurately and fairly, create a positive and professional impression and ensure legal compliance.

Interview Edge Workshop: Conducting a Successful Interview
Learn important guidelines for conducting face-to-face employment interviews – including starting the interview well, what types of questions to ask and how to close the interview.

Interview Edge: Evaluating Your Final Candidates
Learn to remain objective when assessing candidates – drawing on job-related data, rather than letting personal biases steer you away from your hiring criteria. This course describes how to use a structured and objective evaluation process and how to effectively check references and make an offer.

Elective workshops

Introduction to Interview Architect
Learn about the Interview Architect (IA), an online tool designed by Korn Ferry to help HR professionals effectively increase the ability to select talent for every role, at every level, and enhance the interview process through a focus on behavioral competencies. This training will explore how IA can bring rigor, consistency and standardization to your interview process.

Non-Discrimination in Recruitment and Hiring
Deepen your awareness of legal requirements in hiring and recruiting. This conversation with members of our Equity and Diversity team will include strategies for exercising sound judgment and avoiding discrimination in the hiring, interviewing and recruitment process.