As well as knowing how important attracting and retaining the right people is to turning your vision of success into reality. We also know that sometimes you’re just looking for simple and straightforward advice.
Well, there's good news! We’ve put together a series of Essential Recruitment Facts for Employer to help you. Easy-to-read ‘how to’ guides - simple.
Whether this is your first hire or you’re increasing your team – you’ll find the information you’re looking for to suit your organisation.
Alternatively, if you’re planning your future recruitment strategy, why not arrange a no obligation confidential consultation with one of our specialist Consultants to find out how to attract the right talent for your company?
The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) is the membership organisation dedicated to improving recruitment practice in the UK. We do this by working to the highest industry standards set and by helping employers recruit and keep the right people for their businesses.
If you’re considering hiring, there are some basic questions you should ask yourself before starting the recruitment process.
We can help you to avoid some of the common pitfalls in the recruitment process.
Be aware that specifically requesting extensive experience, or ‘dynamic’ candidates may violate the 2006 Age Discrimination Act. Advertising language needs to be carefully crafted not only to refrain from excluding applicants based on age, but also to avoid suggesting that a particular age group would be better suited for the job than another.
Keeping up to date with your legal obligations when recruiting is extremely important. Employment law is constantly changing to reflect the evolving economy and the workplace. As an employer in the UK, you are subject to a complicated series of responsibilities, requirements and legal obligations to employees, potential employees and jobseekers.
If you are recruiting permanent staff, you must consider:
If you are recruiting temporary staff or contractors to work for you through a recruitment agency, you must consider your relationship with the agency itself. You need to check the hiring process for new staff and you need to understand the Agency Workers Regulations (new laws that came into effect in 2011). Failure to fully understand and follow the law - even by accident - can lead to fines and other punishments.
When placing temporary workers at your organisation, we have a responsibility to:
You can be confident that when using an REC member agency your whole recruiting process adheres to all legal requirements and best practice. We’ve successfully undertaken the REC’s Compliance Test to ensure we can guarantee that we are fully compliant with the law and abide by the REC’s Code of Professional Practice.
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