Recruitment and the Law


Who should attend?

In-house resourcing professionals, HR and personnel teams.

What's it about?

This Recruitment and the Law course explains and reviews the impact of employment law throughout the recruitment process and will help course participants to minimise risks and develop best practice in their recruitment campaigns.

There is also a section of the course dedicated to social media and it’s impact on the recruitment process in the context of the law.

Whether you are a HR Professional or an In-House Recruiter, this course is aimed at those professionals who need to have a good understanding of the law relating to the recruitment process so as to avoid common pitfalls and enhance an employer’s brand.

How long does it take?

This is a one day course, held at your premises or a venue of your choice from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

What will be achieved?

At the end of this intensive course you will have a thorough understanding of the main legal risks and pitfalls in the recruitment process and a good knowledge of what steps an employer should take to avoid them.

You will learn best practice for each stage of the recruitment process, including identifying the vacancy at the outset, preparing a job description, deciding whether an exemption applies to the vacancy, advertising the vacancy, dealing with speculative applications, undertaking equal opportunities monitoring, shortlisting and interviewing, making an offer of employment and inducting the new employee.

What's included?

  • Pre-course preparation
  • Comprehensive training manuals
  • Certificates of completion
  • Training report (including delegate feedback)
  • Post course support
  • Training review (after 8 weeks)

Session 1 ​

  • Job descriptions and person specifications, application forms
  • Advertising
  • Shortlisting
  • Interviewing and use of psychometric tests
  • Inductions and probationary periods

Session 2 ​

  • Making an offer
  • References and medicals
  • Verifying CVs, background checks and criminal convictions
  • Work permits and visas

Session 3

  • Discrimination in the recruitment process
  • Equal pay
  • Data protection and recruitment
  • Complying with Equality Law Act and Human Rights Commission Employment Statutory Code of Practice

Session 4

  • Social media and recruitment
  • Avoid the main legal pitfalls around using social media as a recruitment tool
  • Manage relevant privacy, discrimination and data protection issues
  • Review and audit your own social media presence and use

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