A model letter when it is desirable (for example, in a competitive labour market when it is important to take steps to secure the services of a particular applicant to prevent his or her being tempted by other offers) to confirm an intention to appoint, but before a formal contract can be issued.
Model optional clauses for an offer letter, which includes requirement for driving licence, qualifications/experience/licence under appropriate regulatory body, criminal convictions and change of personal circumstances.
In Meister v Speech Design Carrier Systems GmbH Case C-415/10 ECJ, the ECJ held that EU law does not provide unsuccessful job applicants who believe they have been discriminated against with a right to disclosure of information. However, a refusal to answer a request for information, along with a failure to challenge that the applicant's expertise meets the advertised requirements and a refusal to invite the applicant to interview, are factors that a domestic court can take into account in deciding whether or not to infer discrimination.
Sarah Wade, Rosie Kight, Amy Ross-Sercombe, Kate Edminson and Lydia Newman are associates at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.
A quiz for line managers to test their knowledge on the law and practice relating to job offers.
A model letter to respond to an unsuccessful job applicant who has requested feedback on why he or she was not recruited.
A model form to record the shortlisting process and enable a decision to be made about which candidates to interview.
In this report on the 2012 XpertHR survey on psychometric testing, we examine the improvements that employers would like to make to testing, as well as the administration and scoring of tests.
Additional information on the law on job applications for local authority employers, including forms of application and monitoring job applicants by protected characteristic. To be read in conjunction with the general information on the law on job applications.
Additional information on the law on recruitment shortlisting for local authority employers, including appointments to posts advertised externally. To be read in conjunction with the general information on the law on recruitment shortlisting.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to selecting staff.