Professional & Structured Recruitment Support
Having the right people in the right place is essential in every business but not always easy to get right. Poor recruitment decisions can ultimately be very costly to a business with increased attrition, lack of productivity, failure to meet customer deadlines, additional training time and unnecessary management time being spent dealing with the implications of the the wrong fit.
Discrimination in Recruitment
It is also critical that recruitment practices are fair and not discriminatory in any manner and under current equality legislation applicants may be awarded up to €12,697 for discriminatory treatment during a recruitment process on any of the following grounds:
- Gender (man, woman or transsexual);
- Civil Status (single, married, divorced, separated, widowed, civil partners and former civil partners);
- Family status (parent of a person under 18 or the parent or resident primary carer of a person with a disability);
- Sexual orientation (gay, lesbian, bisexual or hetrosexual);
- Membership of the traveling community; or
(The majority of the discrimination categories are the same in Northern Ireland but membership of the traveling community is not included in northern legislation and political opinion is).
HR Solutions can manage all aspects of your recruitment requirements or assist with any stage to ensure a structured and professional process is followed including:
- Development of job descriptions;
- Advice on advertising and resourcing methods;
- Referral policies;
- Short-listing of applicants;
- Psychometric testing;
- Structured Interviewing;
- Applicant feedback and correspondence;
- Contracts of employment; and
Contact HR Solutions if you need expert advice and support on how to recruit to ensure that you source the best possible fit against your business requirements. In addition, it is critical that all new employees receive a comprehensive contract of employment and employee handbook before they start work that will clearly outline the right and obligations on both parties in the workplace.