Recruitment

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. 

 

 

  • Advertising vacancies and preliminary issues

    We provide guidance to help you comply with the law when drawing up a job description. We also consider your legal obligations when advertising jobs and receiving job applications from candidates.

  • The selection process

    We look at the key steps involved in the recruitment selection process, including shortlisting and interviewing applicants and obtaining references. We also provide guidance on asking applicants about their medical history, as well as their right to work in the UK and if they have any criminal convictions.

  • The job offer and beyond

    We advise you on making and securing acceptance of job offers and the circumstances in which you might want to withdraw a job offer. We also look at induction and probationary periods and provide guidance on the retention of recruitment records.

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