Category Archives: Recruitment

The importance of following up on information provided by new employees

Do you follow up on all of the information provided by new recruits when they start work? Do you have a process for checking forms and details? It is good practice when someone starts working for you to get details from them and no doubt you will have a new starter form or a set […]

5 Questions to ask candidates to get a measure of their commitment to the job

Recruitment: Getting the right people For seasonal businesses the annual recruitment exercise will be beginning shortly and here on the Isle of Wight there are a large number of businesses and organisation’s that rely on large numbers of seasonal staff to help them through the busiest times of year. Many of our clients are concerned […]

Why your reputation as an employer is going to be critical in 2019

I have written previously and spoken on the podcast about my views on the future of employment in the UK and the patterns I am starting to see with client’s businesses currently, which is, that it is becoming a candidate’s market when it comes to recruitment. Many businesses I work with are really struggling to […]

How can you increase your chances of attracting the best job applicants?

Recruiting the right staff is not as easy as you may think! Most of the big decisions we make today begin with an online search whether we’re booking a holiday, buying a house or looking for a date. Each, of these industries have their own specific search engines, which are  used over generic search engines […]

Does your workforce reflect the workforce you want?

Recruiting the Right Workforce for your Business I have recently been talking to a number of business clients who are struggling to find good quality staff to fulfil roles within their business. When they are able to find someone to fill the role they are experiencing difficulties in retaining staff and with staff reliability, especially […]

Height requirement for Greek Police is indirect discrimination

A requirement that police officers be a minimum height is contrary to the Equality Act 2010 Did a requirement that police officers must be of a minimum height indirectly discriminate against women?  This was the question before the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in the recent case of Ypourgos Ethnikis Pedias kai Thriskevmaton v Kalliri.   […]

Reasonable adjustments in the recruitment process

Is there a requirement to change the test format applied in the selection of new recruits? The Employment Appeal Tribunal have confirmed that there was no error in law in a decision by the Employment Tribunal that a job applicant with Asperger’s syndrome had been discriminated against in the recruitment process applied by the Government […]

Discrimination of a Job Applicant

A Job Applicants claim for compensation In a recent case decided by the European Court of Justice the tricky issue of discrimination of job applicants was considered and a helpful decision for employers. The Law European Law in the form of the Equal Treatment Framework Directive and Equal Treatment Directive provides protection for employees and […]

Recruitment ban to be placed on employment agencies and employment businesses

  Regulation to restrict recruitment exclusively outside of Great Britain In July 2014 the government launched a consultation into proposals to prohibit employment agencies and employment businesses from advertising vacancies for British roles, exclusively in EU countries and not advertising them at all in Great Britain. The results of the consultation have just been published […]

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