This line manager briefing looks at the law and good practice on recruitment interviewing, including how to avoid bias and discriminatory questions. This line manager briefing includes information on: Sickness absence during pregnancy I More...10 May 2013 14:59
Under the Equality Act 2010, employers are prevented from asking potential recruits questions about their health before a job offer is made, with some exceptions. This means that employers need to be careful about the questions they ask during the recru More...05 September 2012 09:51
Are you concerned about how the pensions auto-enrolment safeguards coming into force on 1 July will affect your business? From this date, safeguards aimed at protecting workers' pensions auto-enrolment rights come into force for all employers More...27 June 2012 10:59
With youth unemployment soaring, the cost of attending university set to rocket and employers' recruitment budgets hit by the recession, young people could be forgiven for thinking that getting a decent job will be impossible in the coming years.
Ev More...02 March 2011 16:58
Q What is positive action? Positive action is one of the Government's range of measures aimed at ending discrimination in the workplace under the Equality Act 2010. It can be used in two areas: "encouragement and training" (since October 2010) and More...03 February 2011 12:05
More than one-third (37.5%) of employers rely on interviews as the sole selection tool during recruitment, according to research by XpertHR.
Selection interviews were rated as effective by two-thirds (66.1%) of employers and the majority (62.5% More...10 January 2011 00:00
One of the most talked about changes to be introduced by the Equality Act 2010, which was not in the original draft, but was introduced following pressure during consultation, is the ban on the use of pre-employment health questionnaires exce More...15 September 2010 12:21
The Equality Act 2010 introduces the concept of dual discrimination , where an individual who believes that he or she has been treated less favourably because of a combination of two protected characteristics can bring a combined claim. We present More...08 September 2010 13:05
Staff have returned to basics during the recession, citing stability and security as the most important aspects of employment, research has revealed. The Global Workforce Study of 20,000 employees, by professional services company Towers Watson More...16 March 2010 00:01
HR managers are rejecting candidates on the basis of their dodgy online profiles, a survey has revealed. A global poll of 2,000 HR professionals and consumers by IT giant Microsoft found that 41% of UK HR managers had turned an applicant down simply More...29 January 2010 09:54
A new amendment to the Equality Bill will restrict employers' use of pre-employment questionnaires about health or disability during the recruitment process.
The Bill was steered through the House of Commons earlier this week, and will now go More...04 December 2009 09:40
Job candidates may be hired depending on the order in which they are interviewed, in the same way X Factor contestants who sing later in the show are less likely to be voted off, research indicates. Researchers at Cambridge University's Judge Busines More...01 December 2009 15:40
At a time when companies can ill-afford to make the wrong hiring decisions, it's perhaps not surprising that online assessment has become more appealing to employers. But they must be mindful of the pitfalls, as Nick Martindale reports. A recent su More...13 October 2009 14:51
A recent high-profile case showed the pitfalls that can occur when employers dig into a applicant's past. So what can employers ask? Emilie Bennetts and Carolyn Haddon give the answers. More...02 September 2009 12:15
Almost one in 10 applications for senior jobs in the financial sector has been withdrawn since the Financial Services Authority (FSA) started to vet senior staff last October.
Since the measures were introduced 15 of the 174 executives who ap More...01 September 2009 08:30
If you had a mental health problem would you disclose it at a job interview? As an employer, would a history of mental illness affect your attitude to an applicant? If your answers to these questions are 'No' and 'Yes' you're with the majority, but what's best for business? More...22 June 2009 14:16
The use of recruitment and employment agencies* is falling - a trend that is likely to continue in the current economic climate, according to a survey by Personnel Today's sister publication IRS Employment Review .
The survey of 148 employers - c More...17 June 2009 08:00
A quarter of employers worldwide are checking social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace for information about job candidates, research has revealed.
The study by talent management consultancy DDI found that 25% of 1,910 job interviewers a More...17 March 2009 08:30
The equalities commission has admitted that it is "not surprising" that employers are discriminating against young women to protect themselves from the costs of maternity leave. A survey of 416 business managers by recruitment website HireScores.com More...16 March 2009 10:46
Organised criminals are using cloned career histories to deceive recruiters into hiring them for positions that could enable them to commit fraud , according to security experts.
A survey conducted by credit information specialist Experia More...05 March 2009 10:33