Social Media Screening in Recruitment

Social media has changed how people and businesses interact, presenting both opportunities and risk. In the context of recruitment, employers routinely use social media platforms to advertise vacancies and to promote their employer brand. It has also become increasingly common practice for employers to use social media screening to find out more about job candidates. In […]

What to Include in an Offer of Employment

An employment offer letter is used when an employer would like to offer a potential employee a position with their organisation. Having been through what is often likely to be a lengthy recruitment process, sifting through applications and shortlisting applicants for interview, it can feel like a huge relief to select the successful candidate. However, […]

Recruitment Tips for Employers

In the current war for talent, employers have to ensure their recruitment programmes are optimised to help select and attract the best candidates. But recruiting the right candidate for a vacant position can be a long and frustrating process. This process is also fraught with risk, not only in terms of finding the right fit for […]

Guide to UK Recruitment Laws

For employers, the primary concern during the recruitment process will be finding and onboarding the right candidate. But the recruitment process not only carries risks in selecting the best person for the job. Employers also have to contend with legal risks, ensuring applicants’ rights are not infringed and that the organisation has complied with its […]

Directors’ Service Agreement: Protect Your Business

Directors have specific statutory duties and responsibilities in relation to the organisation, which should be addressed within a directors’ service agreement. More than a compliance requirement, the agreement can also be used by the business to protect its interests in the event of the director’s exit.   What is a directors’ service agreement? In many […]

Pre-Employment Overseas Criminal Record Checks

Carrying out pre-employment checks for migrant workers can not only be crucial to ensuring that you are hiring someone trustworthy and reliable, but in ensuring that your chosen candidate is likely to be successful in their application for a work visa. Below we examine the rules relating to overseas criminal record checks, from who can […]

Withdrawing an Offer of Employment

withdrawing an offer of employment

Withdrawing an offer of employment is a decision not to be taken lightly. Before you take action, ensure you understand the legal risks of rescinding a job offer. In most cases, it is unlikely that an employer would want, or need, to withdraw a job offer once it has been accepted. However, even where an […]

How to Manage Recruitment Immigration Risks

UK employers face increasing recruitment immigration risks when hiring non-UK nationals  Between July – September 2016 alone, UKVI issued £10.2million in fines to UK employers for illegal working. For employers, the option of recruiting from the global talent market can be critical to maintaining operations and, importantly, competitive advantage.   But the penalties for employing illegal workers and […]

How Long Does A DBS Last?

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is a criminal record check that an employer can request as part of their recruitment and onboarding process. DBS checks are useful in ensuring that the employer is only recruiting suitable people into their organisation and for the job role in question. This is especially important when the […]

Shortlisting Process (Guide for HR)

Shortlisting process

Shortlisting is a crucial stage within the recruitment process in which employers are required to identify the candidates from their applicant pool who best meet the essential and desirable criteria for the job opening in question. Rising unemployment levels are putting greater pressure on the recruitment, selection and shortlisting process. Employers are now handling increasing […]