Editor's message: Recruitment begins with defining what type of person the organisation is seeking to recruit before identifying how to attract, and eventually appoint, the ideal applicant.
Having an effective recruitment strategy should help the employer to fill vacancies faster and more cost-effectively, with high-quality individuals ready to make a positive contribution to the success of the organisation.
Once recruited, retaining employees is the next challenge. An effective retention strategy should include a range of initiatives, such as flexible working and an induction programme.
Jo Jacobs, HR practice editor
Practical guidance on preparing for Britain's exit from the EU, including the implications for employers of the end of free movement between the UK and the EEA and how European workers can protect their immigration status in the UK.
The ban on certain agency staff in the NHS, which comes into force on 1 April, will "remove a lifeline" from NHS trusts, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation has claimed.
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.
Police in Scotland have been informed about a serial job applicant who threatens to launch legal action if he is not invited to interview.
The run-up to April is typically a busy time of year for HR professionals, with new employment legislation due to come into force. 2017 is no exception, with the most significant development being the introduction of the gender pay gap reporting duty for larger employers. However, there are a number of other key changes affecting all employers, regardless of their size.
Updated to take into account the Spring Budget 2017 announcement concerning the national insurance employment allowance and illegal working.
A reference form for regulated financial services employer to provide for a former employee being recruited to carry out a either a senior management function under the Senior Managers Regime or a certification function under the Certification Regime.
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