Do you have to provide feedback to unsuccessful candidates?

One question that I’m asked by employers on a regular basis is do you have to provide feedback to unsuccessful candidates? In short, the answer is no. You are not legally obliged to provide any feedback to candidates who were unsuccessful at any stage of the recruitment process. Saying that, although it’s not a legal…

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Providing references best practice

UK law states that an employer must provide a reference for a current or past employee should one be requested if there was a written agreement to do so or the employer operates within a regulated industry. For those organisations where the above doesn’t apply, as an employer you are not under any obligation to…

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Withdrawing a job offer & the law

On occasion, you might be faced with the prospect of withdrawing a job offer. Your recruitment plans might have changed, funding for the post may have been withdrawn or you could have discovered that your star candidate isn’t suitable for the role after all. Regardless of the reason, employers need to be cautious when withdrawing…

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Apprenticeships – the legal stuff

With the skills shortage still in full swing, many companies are looking to apprenticeships to help plug the skills gap and inject new energy into their businesses. I mean, what could be better than home grown talent that you help to train and mould exactly in the way you want? There’s no doubt that hiring…

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Keep it legal! Using social media as a recruitment tool

Many forward-thinking organisations are utilising social media platforms to help compliment their current candidate attraction strategies. But before you jump online to your favoured social media channel, take a moment to make sure that you keep on the right side of the law when it comes to using social media as a recruitment tool for…

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