A quiz for line managers to test their knowledge on the law and practice relating to job offers.
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 formation of the employment contract for local authority employers, including offers of contracts of employment for the head of paid service and senior officers in general. To be read in conjunction with the general information on the law on formation of the employment contract.
In Cordell v Foreign and Commonwealth Office EAT/0016/11, the EAT held that a deaf employee was not discriminated against when her employer refused to bear the cost of providing "lip-speaking" assistance abroad, which would have cost about £250,000 a year.
In this named-practice XpertHR survey on psychometric testing, we examine the range of psychometric tests used by employers to support their recruitment and selection of new recruits.
Georgina Kyriacou and David Malamatenios are partners and Sandra Martins, Colin Makin and Krishna Santra are associates at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.
The European Court of Justice has held that an employer is not obliged to provide an unsuccessful job applicant with information on the successful candidate, although a failure to do so could lead to an inference of discrimination in a subsequent tribunal claim.
XpertHR's survey of recruitment trends finds that it takes employers six weeks and costs them £1,500 to fill a typical vacancy, with line managers playing the central role in recruitment.
This Northern Ireland industrial tribunal decision is a good example of how an employer can indirectly discriminate against a female job applicant by making it a requirement to have a number of years' relevant experience within a narrow time frame, something that is more difficult for women who have been raising a family to achieve.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to selecting staff.