Person Specification: Key Considerations for Employers

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Each stage of your recruitment process should be designed to help you find the ideal candidate for the role and your organisation. One of the first things an employer should do when recruiting is to write a person specification. A person specification is a written description of the ideal candidate for the role. It should […]

DBS Check Guide: Documents, Costs & Processing Times

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As an employer, it is important to understand what level of DBS check you can request by law when recruiting someone as part of your pre-employment screening procedures. You should also know the cost of a DBS check, what DBS check documents need to be provided by a prospective employee, how to check documents during […]

Do You Have To Advertise A Job?

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Advertising a job vacancy is a standard recruitment practice for employers looking for someone to fill a position in their business. This could be where a vacancy has arisen following the departure of an existing employee or because a new role has been created. However, the employer may already have a candidate in mind for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]