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Noelle MurphyEditor's message: Its employees are any organisation's most valuable asset. With the availability of workers to fill vacancies in decline, finding candidates with the right skill set is often difficult, and good candidates are increasingly able to pick and choose between job offers. An effective recruitment process, providing a positive recruitment experience for candidates, is likely to have a substantial impact on their perception of your organisation as an employer - helping you to fill vacancies more quickly and effectively, and, most importantly, with the right person for the role.

With line managers increasingly participating in the recruitment process, it is vital that everyone involved has the relevant skills and knowledge. In particular, anyone taking part in activities such as shortlisting and interviewing should be aware of the relevant discrimination legislation. Equal opportunities and diversity need to be considered at each point in the process, with regular reviews carried out to ensure that there is no hidden bias and that candidates are being judged fairly on their merits.

Noelle Murphy, senior HR practice editor

New and updated

  • What does coronavirus mean for executive search?

    Date:
    2 July 2020
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Finding the right leaders to navigate organisations through the pandemic and beyond has never been more important, but executive search practices must also evolve to meet new and fast-changing demands, says Craig Pointon.

  • 'Office for Talent' to improve immigration experience

    Date:
    1 July 2020
    Type:
    News

    The Government has created a new 'Office for Talent' to make it easier for scientists, researchers and innovators to settle in the UK.

  • The new immigration system for the UK

    Date:
    30 June 2020
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    The Brexit transition period is due to end on 31 December 2020, with no indication that this will be extended in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. European nationals who arrive in the UK from 1 January 2021 will require immigration permission to work here.

  • Acting now to obtain a sponsor licence will avoid recruitment delays from 2021

    Date:
    23 June 2020
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    As the end of the Brexit transition period approaches, organisations that rely on European staff may need to start the process for obtaining sponsor licences. HR teams that take action now will ensure they have everything in place to continue recruiting from overseas from 2021.

  • Brexit: Employers get last chance to identify shortage occupations

    Date:
    15 June 2020
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    As a consultation exercise on the government's points-based immigration systems comes to an end, employers have a final opportunity to influence the roles that will be on the list of those given more favourable treatment when the Brexit transition period ends.

  • Recruitment

    Type:
    Indicators

    Updated to include data for May 2020 on the availability and recruitment of permanent and temporary staff from IHS Markit/KPMG/Recruitment & Employment Confederation. The next figures are due to be published on 8 July 2020.

  • Letter acknowledging receipt of job application form

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    Updated to include the option to interview remotely to reflect the increase in remote recruitment due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

  • Letter to accompany a job application form

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    Updated to include the option to interview remotely to reflect the increase in remote recruitment due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

  • Call for evidence on the shortage occupation list

    Type:
    Consultations

    The Government calls for evidence from the Migration Advisory Committee in relation to the inclusion of medium-skilled migrant workers on the UK shortage occupation list.

  • Police sector: Returning to duty during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

    Date:
    19 May 2020
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    We look at how the police service is bringing returners back into its workforce to help support policing needs during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.