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.
Noelle Murphy, senior HR practice editor
Psychometric tests used to be long, formal exercises candidates would take some way into the recruitment process. But could testing potential applicants before they even apply mean employers get a better fit, or more of the same? Peter Crush investigates.
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.
Enhanced to introduce a new section on Brexit and the NHS, referring to guidance on dealing with the implications of Brexit for EU workers in the NHS.
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.
Updated to include information on trends in recruitment and selection.
Updated to reflect the average compensation awarded for sex discrimination in 2016/17.
Less than a third of companies are aware of the sanctions for failing to secure right-to-work documentation for overseas workers - and up to 93% could be at risk of having their sponsor licence revoked - according to Migrate UK.
Updated to reflect that individuals in England and Wales can use a "responsible organisation" registered with the DBS for basic criminal records checks.
Additional information on the law on recruitment selection for NHS employers, including values based recruitment and the NHS Employment Check Standards. To be read in conjunction with the general information on the law on recruitment selection.
Three in four recruiters have stated that attracting candidates of sufficient quality is their main concern, according to survey results released today (18 September).
HR and legal information and guidance relating to selecting staff.