Recruitment Strategies

Theresa Dash - reviewer of the lesson   Theresa I April 04, 2023
Business English, Speaking Lessons, English for HR
Employment, Work, Strategies, Human Resources, Recruitment
B2 Upper-Intermediate, C1 Advanced
Mixed Grammar
Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
30 minutes
ESL Lesson Plan about Recruitment Strategies

Lesson Overview

It’s time to move up in the world! In this lesson, students will discuss recruitment strategies. This lesson features a video about strategies that companies could implement to attract the best candidates. Students will learn and practice vocabulary relating to the topic. The lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adult and teenage learners

Lesson Objectives

  • Listening: Students will watch a video that explains different recruitment strategies and how companies can attract the best candidates. They'll focus on understanding the advice given to improve their comprehension of spoken English.

  • Speaking: Students will role-play a recruiter-candidate conversation, helping them build confidence and fluency in expressing themselves in a professional context.

  • Vocabulary: The lesson introduces useful vocabulary like "stand out," "align with," or "corporate culture," allowing students to discuss job recruitment with accuracy. They'll also practice using these words through tasks like filling in blanks or correcting mistakes.

  • Homework: The homework asks students to correct grammatical errors in recruitment-related sentences and identify true or false statements about the recruitment process. They'll also match descriptions to personas and identify key vocabulary from the lesson.


How can companies stand out against their competitors in the market? What do job seekers look for when applying to jobs? Watch this video to learn about recruitment strategies that attract the best candidates quickly.

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

move up in the world [idiom]: to become more wealthy, successful, etc.
recruitment [noun]: the overall process of interviewing candidates for jobs (either permanent or temporary) within an organization
promotion prospect [noun]: the chances or prospects an employee has for promotion or for gaining a better position
mission statement [noun]: an action-based statement that declares the purpose of an organization and how they serve their customers
prestige [noun]: widespread respect and admiration felt for someone or something on the basis of a perception of their achievements or quality
employer brand [noun]: the way in which organizations differentiate themselves in the labor market, enabling them to attract, recruit, retain and engage the right people
stand out [phrasal verb]: be obvious, better, and noticeable
exhibit [verb]: show or display
indicator [noun]: sign or signal
align with [phrasal verb]: agree with and support
draw out [phrasal verb]: last longer than necessary or usual
corporate culture [noun]: the values, beliefs, and behaviors that determine how a company's employees and management interact, perform, and handle business transactions
job security [noun]: the probability that an individual will keep their job
multiple [adjective]: having or involving several parts, elements, or members; many
perk [noun]: a benefit to which one is entitled because of one's job
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