Editor's message: Filling vacancies can be a lengthy and costing process. Selection involves two main processes: shortlisting candidates, and assessing candidates against the job-related criteria for the role to make a final selection decision.
Selecting the most suitable candidate for the role can make an extremely positive impact on the performance of an organisation, but getting it wrong can be costly and detrimental in a number of ways, for example higher staff turnover and lower employee morale.
There are a wide range of selection tools that organisations can use when recruiting new employees, including interviews and psychometric tests.
Jo Jacobs, HR practice editor
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.
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.
Updated to include information on trends in recruitment selection techniques.
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?
Updated to reflect that, from April 2017, overseas criminal record certificates must be provided by tier 2 visa applicants and their adult dependants.
In this week's podcast, we discuss the use of social media in the recruitment process and look at the results of our recent survey on the topic.
Updated to include information on Sir Keith Pearson's review into medical revalidation and the GMC's response.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to selecting staff.