Recruitment

Recruitment guidance:

Whether an organisation has a dedicated personnel or HR team, or devolves recruitment responsibilities to line managers and supervisors, it is important that anyone...

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An apprenticeship levy on employers in the UK, first announced in the Summer Budget 2015, came into force on 6 April 2017, set at a rate of 0.5% of an employer’s pay...

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Employers may wish to know whether a prospective employee has a criminal record, for example because: • it reflects on the employee’s character and suitability for the...

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ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note provides information on the data protection regime before 25 May 2018 and reflects the position under the Data Protection Act 1998....

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UPDATE: The government published a consultation on employment status on 7 February 2018 seeking views on how to make the employment status rules for employment rights and...

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When considering the possibility of employing children and young people, employers should be aware of: • issues relating to the contractual capacity of minors (see...

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The fluency duty With effect from 21 November 2016 there is a statutory requirement for workers in customer-facing roles in public authorities to be fluent in the English...

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Whether an organisation has a dedicated personnel or HR team, or devolves recruitment responsibilities to line managers and supervisors, it is important that anyone...

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This Practice Note identifies the key issues for employers and employees to consider when making or receiving an offer of employment. While in many areas...

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While the application form and interview process will give a prospective employer some assurances as to a candidate's suitability for a vacant position, some additional...

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This Practice Note examines the legal and practical issues that may arise when an employer (referred to in this note as the 'new employer') seeks to recruit an individual...

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For information on data protection issues in employment generally, see Practice Notes: • The GDPR and DPA 2018: key data protection issues for employment lawyers, and •...

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UPDATE: A consultation as to whether it should be mandatory for employers to provide references for all their former employees was announced by the government in its...

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This Practice Note looks at what employers need to do in order to carry out a ‘right to work check’ correctly, including the main steps that should be taken,...

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This Practice Note provides commentary on the documents that an employer may accept when undertaking a manual right to work check. For further information about when and...

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This Practice Note looks at why employers need to carry out ‘right to work’ checks and when such checks should be made. What are the benefits of a correct right to work...

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The selection process begins with the shortlisting or sifting of applications to determine which applicants should be invited to participate in the next...

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