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
Updated to reflect that, from April 2017, overseas criminal record certificates must be provided by tier 2 visa applicants and their adult dependants.
Updated to include further details of the immigration skills charge, which is due to come into effect on 6 April 2017.
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.
XpertHR research looks at the recruitment, engagement and retention of young workers.
Updated to include information on trends in promoting employees.
Three important benefits can be achieved by integrating your recruitment, HR and talent systems, and allowing data to flow between them, says Dr Achim Preuss, co-founder of business psychology company cut-e.
We discuss the issues that can arise when a job offer is made but subsequently has to be withdrawn.
Almost half of employers have had to shorten the time it takes to recruit someone because they want to hire new staff more quickly, according to research.
We discuss the latest trends and challenges in a competitive recruitment market, including skills shortages and the time and cost to hire.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to selecting staff.