Recruitment Law

Recruiting staff isn't just about finding the right people, it's also about adhering to strict legal requirements

From the broad-sweeping Equality Act 2010 to employee contracts, knowing what's the law and what's best practice is important to a straightforward recruitment process. If you're a small company, hiring an HR expert can be very helpful. Articles like these can also boost your knowledge about the legal requirements of this area of HR.

Discovering an Employee Has a Criminal Conviction

Discovering an Employee Has a Criminal Conviction

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Discovering an Employee Has a Criminal Conviction

What rights and responsibilities do employers have in respect of employees with undisclosed criminal records? Tackle this tricky issue with our handy guide

Sponsoring Employees from Overseas - FAQs

Sponsoring Employees from Overseas - FAQs

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Sponsoring Employees from Overseas - FAQs

When recruiting a worker from outside the EU, employers might need to apply for a Tier 1, Tier 2 or Tier 5 sponsor licence. Here's all you need to know

Are Your Christmas Staff Workers or Employees?

Are Your Christmas Staff Workers or Employees?

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Are Your Christmas Staff Workers or Employees?

Recruiting temporary Christmas staff? Here's a guide to understanding the difference between who's a worker, and who's an employee.

Understanding Your Legal Rights as an Employee

Understanding Your Legal Rights as an Employee

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Understanding Your Legal Rights as an Employee

Your employer should (of course) abide by employment law, but a wise employee should always seek to understand his or her legal rights.

What's the Hourly National Minimum Wage?

What's the Hourly National Minimum Wage?

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What's the Hourly National Minimum Wage?

Find out what the current hourly national minimum wage is and read about planned rises.

Poaching Employees

Poaching Employees

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Poaching Employees

How to avoid getting into legal hot water when headhunting competitor's staff, and preventing their own staff from being poached.

Does my Company Need an Employee Handbook?

Does my Company Need an Employee Handbook?

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Does my Company Need an Employee Handbook?

Many big companies produce an employee handbook to guide their staff in practices and procedures. Here's why you should consider one for your business...

What is a Fixed-Term Employment Contract?

What is a Fixed-Term Employment Contract?

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What is a Fixed-Term Employment Contract?

What is an FTC, and advice renewing and ending fixed-term employment contracts.

Is it Legal to Fill a New Role Without Advertising it?

Is it Legal to Fill a New Role Without Advertising it?

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Is it Legal to Fill a New Role Without Advertising it?

Make sure you stay on the side of the law when recruiting for a new position.

Recruitment Advice on Candidate Screening

Recruitment Advice on Candidate Screening

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Recruitment Advice on Candidate Screening

When holding job interviews, its important to screen out unsuitable candidates. That's obvious. But how do you go about making sure you're not missing out?

New Recruits' Health Not up to the Job?

New Recruits' Health Not up to the Job?

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New Recruits' Health Not up to the Job?

How to manage a new recruit who's too sick to work, and an employee who's given misleading health information.