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FOR CLIENTS

FOR CLIENTS

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. 

Simply download your FREE e-guide here for all you need to know.
 

  • Exit Interviews
  • Essential Guide to Recruitment
  • How to Hire the Ideal Candidate
  • 7 Secrets to Recruiting Talent
  • How to prepare a Job Description
  • The Ultimate Guide to Interviewing for Success
  • Competency Based Interview Questions

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? 

 

We are proud to be an Approved Member of the Recruitment

We are proud to be an approved member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation

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.

  • What is the most efficient and cost-effective way of recruiting the right person?
  • Should I advertise the role or use a recruitment agency?
  • What sort of contract should I use to fill this job role?
  • Do I need someone on a temporary basis, a fixed term contract, or permanently?
  • What should I be looking for in a CV?
  • What are my legal obligations when recruiting staff?

We can help you to avoid some of the common pitfalls in the recruitment process.

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Advertising jobs

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.

Employment law

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.

 

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Permanent staff

If you are recruiting permanent staff, you must consider:

  • Policies for maternity leave and pay (even if your policy is to not offer these benefits)
  • Salary rates
  • Holiday entitlement, pension contributions and sick pay, and redundancy.
  • Direct.gov.uk has a section on employing people that may be helpful.
     

Temporary and Contract staff

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.

 

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Legal requirements of agencies placing temporary workers

When placing temporary workers at your organisation, we have a responsibility to:

  • Check the health and safety of the workplace
  • Take up references for the candidate
  • Give you all the information relating to the candidate that may be relevant.

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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