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All items: Selecting staff

  • How to deal with uncertainty around employing EU nationals

    Date:
    20 April 2017

    Organisations employing EU nationals in the UK must tread carefully on the path to Brexit or face discrimination claims or reputational damage. Wedlake Bell's Julia Jackson and Laura Conway offer tips on how to move forward.

  • Five costly immigration changes in April 2017

    Date:
    23 March 2017

    April 2017 sees another set of changes to immigration rules, including the Immigration Skills Charge and changes to minimum salary thresholds. Kerry Garcia and Kate Fellows-Tully explain the key points to look out for.

  • Job applicants with spurious intentions: what should employers do?

    Date:
    20 March 2017

    Police in Scotland have been informed about a serial job applicant who threatens to launch legal action if he is not invited to interview.

  • Senior Managers Regime: New rules on references from 7 March

    Date:
    28 February 2017

    New rules regarding references in the financial services industry come into force on 7 March as part of the Senior Managers Regime. What are employers' obligations and what information must they include?

  • Tips for dealing with difficult pre-employment medical screening issues

    Date:
    1 November 2016

    The Equality Act 2010 introduced a ban on pre-employment medical screening before a job offer is made. Six years on, Katie Wooller, a solicitor at Burges Salmon, looks at some of the more difficult issues this raises for employers and HR.

  • Brexit: practical five-point checklist for employers

    Date:
    6 September 2016

    As Theresa May rejects the idea of a points-based immigration scheme for EU workers, employers continue to face uncertainty as to the long-term impact of the Brexit vote on UK employment laws. We provide a practical checklist to help employers prepare for the UK's departure from the EU.

  • Reference requests: eight things every employer should know

    Date:
    1 September 2016

    It is common practice for employers to provide references for employees and ex-employees, but there are risks involved. We outline eight things every employer should know before they give a reference.

  • Withdrawing job offers: the risks and how to limit them

    Date:
    16 May 2016

    Can you withdraw a job offer once it has been made? We look at the risks employers face if they change their recruitment plans.

  • Legal opinion: Is asking about religious dress at a job interview discriminatory?

    Date:
    6 September 2013

    Much attention has been focused recently on alleged discrimination relating to religious attire and whether company dress codes might breach employees' human rights. Now an employment tribunal ruling has shed light on another aspect of the debate - whether or not questions about religious dress during a job interview are permissible. The answer on the facts of the recent case of Begum v Pedagogy Auras Ltd t/a Barley Lane Montessori Day Nursery is yes, explains solicitor Gillian Mair.

  • Legal questions and answers: The risks of using social media as a recruitment tool

    Date:
    14 August 2012

    The UK tends to follow US trends and, as recent statistics suggest, it is becoming increasingly common for US recruiters to review candidates' social media profiles before offering a job, so now is a good time to get to grips with what you can and can't do. This is important because the law is well behind today's technology, let alone the technology of tomorrow. Leon Deakin, associate at Thomas Eggar, provides answers to questions on using social media in recruitment.

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