All items: Selecting staff

  • Background screening: Eight key checks employers must make

    Date:
    7 November 2017

    Increased compliance means rising numbers of employers are performing numerous background checks on employees. Steve Smith from Sterling Talent Solutions looks at eight areas organisations should consider and any pitfalls to avoid.

  • Time running out for Brexit migration consultation

    Date:
    24 October 2017

    With this Friday's deadline to contribute towards the call for evidence from the Migration Advisory Committee, Jackie Penlington looks at the potential impact of Brexit and the Government's current thinking on the employment of European nationals.

  • 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.

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