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Effective Recruitment - A Practical Guide to Staying Within the Law Product Image

Effective Recruitment - A Practical Guide to Staying Within the Law

  • ID: 1846002
  • November 2009
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • 120 pages
  • Thorogood Publishing

The law is changing fast as pitfalls and penalties await the unprepared. The legal rules that apply to recruitment are drawn from virtually all areas of employment law. Sourcing the relevant law under each heading is difficult and time-consuming. This new edition pulls together all the relevant law relating to recruitment. Written by acknowledged experts, it provides a concise summary of everything you need to know and do to stay securely within the law. It includes updates on the increasingly complex and demanding legislation relating to recruiting from outside the UK, along with legislation applying to jobs that involve working with children and vulnerable adults.

What this special report gives you:
- Provides a clear explanation of the key areas of law applying to the recruitment process including, where appropriate, the reasons for the development of those rules and what they aim to achieve
- Explains the application of the rules to recruitment processes
- Deals with typical practical issues, especially those arising out of case law and recent legislation
- Forms of contingent work and reliance on third party provision of skills

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INTRODUCTION
- The key changes that are affecting the recruitment process

1. THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK
- Employment contracts
- Legislation

2. RECRUITMENT NEEDS ANALYSIS
- Introduction
- Full-time or part-time?
- Permanent or temporary?
- Workplace or home-based?
- Employee or self-employed?
- Using an agency or temp?
- The recruitment process
- Recruiting through the internet

3. PREPARING TO RECRUIT
- Preparing documentation
- The job advertisement
- The legal pitfalls in advertising
- Considerations when advertising
- The application form
- Summary of key issues and further information
- Further information

4. THE SELECTION PROCESS
- Introduction
- Short-listing
- Interviews
- Selection
- Disabled applicants

5. JOB OFFERS, VERIFICATION AND SCREENING
- Making an offer
- Conditions of the offer
- Withdrawing the offer
- Other issues
- Accepting offers
- Verification
- References and health screening
- Health screening
- Further information

6. THE CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT
- Special terms of contract
- Form of contract
- Contract or written particulars/statement?
- Content of particulars
- The Employment Act 2002

APPENDICES
- Codes of practice and other sources
- Law reports and secondary literature
- Useful websites

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