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
We discuss the issues that can arise when a job offer is made but subsequently has to be withdrawn.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.
We round up three recent European Court of Justice (ECJ) judgments about discrimination. The ECJ has recently considered: temporary incapacity caused by a workplace accident in Barcelona; the recruitment age limit for Basque police officers; and survivors' pensions for same-sex partners in Ireland.
Updated to include information on the requirement to address diversity in recruitment policies under MiFID II.
A number of resources have been updated to take into account new Home Office powers to close business premises if it suspects that the employer is employing workers illegally.
Updated to reflect that the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public-sector workers was issued on 29 November 2016.
With widespread reforms impacting employers in the financial services industry, what obligations will they have on providing regulatory references?
Updated to include information on illegal working closure notices and compliance orders, introduced from 1 December 2016.
Updated to include information on language requirements for public-sector workers in customer-facing roles, effective from 21 November 2016.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to selecting staff.