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  • Recruitment interviewing: local authority

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Additional information on the law on recruitment interviewing for local authority employers, including restrictions on involvement in interviewing. To be read in conjunction with the general information on the law on recruitment interviewing.

  • Recruitment selection: local authority

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Additional information on the law on recruitment selection for local authority employers, including the duty to appoint on merit and restrictions on selection. To be read in conjunction with the general information on the law on recruitment selection.

  • Making job offers: local authority

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Additional information on the law on making job offers for local authority employers, including restrictions on the appointment of senior officers and confidential information and medical reports.To be read in conjunction with the general information on the law on making job offers.

  • Formation of the employment contract: local authority

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    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.

  • Disability discrimination: Prohibitive cost of reasonable adjustments justified withdrawal of job offer

    Date:
    2 June 2012
    Type:
    Law reports

    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.

  • Employers' use of psychometric testing in selection: 2012 XpertHR survey

    Date:
    30 May 2012
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    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.

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    1 May 2012
    Type:
    Law reports

    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.

  • Is it unlawful to ask for applicants' date of birth on application forms?

    Type:
    FAQs

  • EU law does not require employers to disclose details of successful candidate to unsuccessful job applicant

    Date:
    24 April 2012
    Type:
    Law reports

    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 recruitment trends survey 2012: key metrics

    Date:
    21 March 2012
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    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.