Recruitment & Selection
Employers need to ensure that the right people with the right skills are recruited for roles within their organisation. Recruitment selection involves two main processes: shortlisting candidates and assessing candidates against job-related criteria to make a final selection decision.
There is no single Act governing recruitment and selection, but there are many Acts dealing with the employment relationship that have an impact on pre-employment issues as well. The most significant example is the Equality Act 2010.
The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful for employers to discriminate against job applicants (and existing workers) because of a ‘protected characteristic,’ namely:
- gender reassignment
- religion or belief
- sexual orientation
- marriage and civil partnership
- pregnancy and maternity
Employers need to take care not to apply criteria and conditions to job requirements and the recruitment process that may result in unjustifiable indirect discrimination against job applicants.
By working with me, I can ensure you use the most suitable combination of selection tools most appropriate for the role, whether that be telephone assessments, psychometric test, presentations, assessment centres or interviews. I will ensure you are confident in your approach and remain legally compliant along the way.
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