The recruitment process does not end when the employer makes a job offer that is accepted by the successful job candidate. There are a number of activities that the organisation needs to carry out before the new employee starts work and a new addition to XpertHR’s good practice manual provides guidance on carrying out these activities. Managing the process following a selection decision identifies the steps that employers should follow from the point that a selection decision has been made until the new starter commences employment. It includes the practicalities of making job offers, checking references, carrying out criminal record checks, communicating with the new employee and planning the induction process.
There is a strong business case for following good practice when making job offers and carrying out background checks. As well as helping to ensure that the relationship built up during the recruitment and interview process is maintained, the organisation will be able promote a positive and professional image of itself as an employer that the new starter will remember on his or her first day of employment.