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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

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  • Date:
    3 December 2021
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Employment law in 2022: Eight action points for HR

    As well as continuing to deal with workplace issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic, there will be many other important employment law developments for HR to grapple with in 2022. What does HR need to do to meet its obligations and prepare for the coming year?

  • Type:
    How to

    How to deal with an employee who no longer has the right to work in the UK

    Updated to reflect that the relevant date for applications for exceptional assurance, for foreign nationals who are unable to leave the UK due to coronavirus, has been further extended to 31 January 2022.

  • Type:
    Indicators

    Recruitment

    Updated to include data for October 2021 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 9 December 2021.

  • Type:
    Good practice manual

    Onboarding: Evaluating onboarding

    In the fourth guide to onboarding new recruits, we look at how to evaluate the success of your onboarding programme.

  • Type:
    Good practice manual

    Onboarding: Engaging and effective delivery

    In the third of our guides to onboarding new recruits we explore how to make the onboarding programme come to life through effective and engaging delivery.

  • Date:
    4 October 2021
    Type:
    News

    Temporary visa scheme for fuel tanker drivers extended

    A temporary visa scheme that will allow firms to recruit fuel tanker drivers from overseas has been extended until 31 March 2022.

  • Type:
    Quick reference

    Documentation acceptable as proof of right to work in the UK - limited right to work in the UK (list B)

    Updated with the latest changes to the list of acceptable documents that employers may accept from a person with a temporary right to work in the UK.

  • Type:
    Good practice manual

    Onboarding: What should you cover?

    In the second of our guides to onboarding new recruits, we look at the crucial components of an effective onboarding programme, providing practical examples of how to: upskill employees in their role; help them understand what it means to be an employee in your organisation; and provide new recruits with the social and emotional support they need to succeed.

  • Type:
    Good practice manual

    Onboarding: What is it and why does it matter?

    In our series of four guides to onboarding employees, we show you how to design and implement an onboarding programme that helps to develop an effective and engaged workforce. In the first guide, we explain what onboarding is and the importance of effective onboarding to the new recruit and to the organisation.

  • Type:
    Policies and documents

    Skilled worker sponsor compliance and audit preparation checklist

    A model form providing a sponsor compliance and audit preparation checklist for skilled workers under the points-based immigration system.