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Hire the Best: Strategies, Tools and Tips for Hiring Top Talent

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About This Course

Hiring for a key role is one of the most significant decisions a leader will make. But, the hiring process can be tricky. And, when the hire isn’t a good fit, the mistake is costly.

Do you have room for growth in this area? Have you made hiring mistakes in the past? Do you have an important position to fill?

This course is designed for managers and team leaders involved in interviewing, assessing, and selecting talent. Earn 2 Strategic PDUs as you learn a proven four-step process that features talent development experts, Laura Butcher and Don Lang. The co-authors focus on key drivers impacting the hiring process, and introduce the frameworks, templates and tools to bridge common gaps in interviewing and assessing candidates. They share real-life stories about missteps in decision-making through the hiring process, and help you recognize and avoid those same pitfalls. By the end, you’ll have the confidence and knowledge to hire the best.

This course is also available in the PDU Passport, our all-access pass to every InSite PDU course.


  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Creating Candidate and Job Specifications
  • Recruiting and Interviewing Planning
  • Conducting the Interview
  • Selecting the Best Candidate
  • Conclusion

Target Audience: Anyone involved in sourcing, interviewing, assessing and selecting talent for a team, project, or organization.

Outcome:2 Professional Development Units (PDUs) that can be applied towards the following certifications: PMP, PgMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-BA, PMI-RMP, and PMI-SP.

Authors: Don Lang and Laura Butcher

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is this course registered with PMI? Will I earn Professional Development Units (PDUs)?

    Yes and yes!  Your PDUs are important, and we’ve registered this course with PMI.  Velociteach is a Registered Education Provider (REP#1768).  This course is listed with PMI, provides Category A PDUs and is aligned with the PMI Talent TriangleTM. Once you have finished the course, our system will generate a Certificate of Completion for your records.

  • How long will I have access to this course?

    If you purchase the individual course, you will have access for 6 months from the time you activate the key in your account. If you purchase the PDU Passport, you’ll have either 6 or 12 months from date of purchase.

  • When will I be able to access this course?

    Upon purchase, this course will automatically be added to your account. If you purchased this individual course, your 6-month access period will not begin until you activate the key.  Once activated, you can access the course anytime you want, 24/7, with internet connection for 6-months. If you purchase the PDU Passport, your access will begin right away.

  • How long will it take me to complete the course?

    You will earn 2 PDUs for completing this course. Therefore, it should take you about 2 hours to complete the course, but you can revisit sections or watch lessons as many times as you wish during your access period. One of the best features is you can pause a course and pick up right where you left off when you log back into your account. InSite is self-paced, which makes it simple for you to learn when it is convenient for you.

  • Can I access this course from a mobile device?

    Yes, you can take this course from your computer, tablet or mobile device.  If you can access the internet, you can access this course.

  • What is the Talent Triangle, and how does it impact my PDUs?

    PMI requires that you earn a minimum number of 8 PDUs in each category, or side, of the Talent Triangle: Technical Project Management, Leadership, and Strategic and Business Management. This course fulfills 2 Strategic and Business Management PDUs towards that requirement.

  • How do I report my PDUs?

    You will receive a Certificate of Completion when you complete each course. Here are our step-by-step instructions to reporting your PDUs with PMI.

  • PDUs: 2

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Hire the Best: Strategies, Tools and Tips for Hiring Top Talent

PMI Talent Triangle™

  • Leadership PDUs: 0
  • Technical PDUs: 0
  • Strategic PDUs: 2