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This section covers the steps to take when recruiting for a position, including advertising jobs and job applications, the selection process, right to work checks, obtaining references and managing job offers.
We advise you on advertising a vacancy and obtaining job applications, helping you to be successful, legally compliant and to avoid discrimination.
We advise you on the legal and practical implications of making enquiries about how candidates will cope with the mental and physical requirements of the job.
We advise you on enquiring about a candidate’s right to work in the UK, their security clearance, and possible criminal records.
We advise you on putting new recruits through an induction programme, and establishing a probationary period where performance is closely monitored.
We advise you on creating job descriptions and person specifications, including how to guard against indirect discrimination.
We advise you on making job offers, and on securing acceptance, including when an acceptance comes into effect.
We advise you on obtaining references for candidates who you’re considering offering a job to. We also cover requests for references you may receive.
We explain how you should keep records you obtain during recruitment, respecting the principles of data protection law. We also cover equality monitoring.
We advise you on the selection process during recruitment. We also advise you on steps you could take to research or vet a candidate.
We advise you on withdrawing conditional and unconditional job offers, including the legal considerations, e.g. discrimination and contract breach claims.
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