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Recruiting for potential
Most companies approach hiring with false assumptions. The author shares what she learned about making and keeping great hires during her 14 years as the chief talent officer at Netflix.
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Essential documents employment
D. Callow (Indicator, 2015, 1296 pages)
This book compiles more than 350 documents, policies and procedures that can be used in the workplace, including recruitment and probation related documents.
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Employers should ensure the references they provide which go beyond the basics are true, accurate and fair, and that omitting answers or failing to provide an explanation of information given is not misleading, otherwise they risk legal claims - as a recent ruling shows.
Employers should ensure they are aware of employees' and job applicants' disabilities, such as Asperger's, and consider which reasonable adjustments need to be made to their recruitment processes, or whether those processes can be justified - or risk an unlawful discrimination claim.
Employers using an employment agency for recruitment purposes should make sure they agree a process and documentation for the agency to follow which clarify when the agency is authorised to make a job offer, and how they should do so, following a recent ruling.
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This chapter of the Handbook looks at the process of staff recruitment including: preparing a job description; how to recruit; interviewing and other selection methods; avoiding discrimination; making a job offer; and rejecting candidates.
Boards that lead
This title provides comprehensive, expert-led coverage of all aspects of corporate governance for public, nonprofit, and private boards. This chapter looks at board leadership and maps out what active leadership from the board should look like. Includes a section on recruiting directors who add value and a checklist for recruiting new board members.
Staff recruitment: Selecting and picking winners
Chapter 6 of this title deals with the staff recruitment process: starting the selection process; interview preparation; carrying out the interview; after the interview; and the induction.
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Advice, guidance and practical resources on a wide variety of recruitment topics for both employers and employees, produced by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, Acas. Acas is the employment relations service for England, Scotland and Wales offering practical, independent and impartial advice to employers, employees and their representatives.
Acas step-by-step guide to employing a younger or ‘new to work’ employee, aimed at employers and managers. Covers recruitment, expectations and responsibilities, employment rights, supporting a younger worker and retaining a younger worker.
Acas guide for employers on recruiting staff, covering all recruitment stages from hiring a new employee up until their first day, including: essential documents required, advertising the job, sifting and selecting, completing final details and reviewing if the process was effective and non-discriminatory.
Special guide aimed at SMEs, explaining simple employment best practices and how to avoid pitfalls. Contains two myth-busting case studies examining possible real-life recruitment scenarios a business might face.
Acas advice for both employers and employees on a wide variety of recruitment topics, including recruiting an employee, social media and recruitment, references for employment and unconscious bias.
Making the move to 21st century recruiting
The article offers suggestions for employee recruitment. It highlights the various recruiting tools and approaches for employee selection and references in a business enterprise. Also emphasized are the challenges in job application and the potential choices for human resource (HR) personnel in hiring accountants
Recruiting is only half the battle
The article discusses the processes in hiring accountants and the things needed to maintain employees in accounting firms. It mention that it is normal for accounting firms to formulate a more attractive working environment to have an appeal for the young talents particularly in a number of millennials. It adds that there are a number of things that accounting firms should contend with in hiring millennials including making sure that they have a proper career path.
Psychometric testing no longer meets business needs
Discussion of the tendency of human resources (HR) leaders' to rely on psychometric tests to recruit and support talent development. Topics covered include the commercialisation and expansion of psychometric tests, reasons why psychometric tests should be used only for informing decision-making and not to make decisions, and the matching of psychometrics to job roles.
A collaboration between employers and professional bodies to improve access to the profession for young people. The Member Resources section has a set of messages for talking to young people about a career in accountancy (requires login). ICAEW Chief Executive Michael Izza has written a blog post on the scheme - Work experience placements should happen all year round.
Diversity and inclusion guide for businesses
Produced by the Professional and Business Services Council (PBSC). The guide gives techniques for implementing, managing and monitoring diversity initiatives, with best practice advice and a handy checklist. Published in 2015.
How to secure top talent in the BRICs
During 2013, EY surveyed 1,109 professionals in high-demand roles in the BRICs — Brazil, Russia, India and China — to identify targeted strategies for the attraction and retention of key talent.
Job description templates
Standard job descriptions for key corporate governance roles, created by MemberWise.
Recruiting and hiring
Set of recruitment guides from from GOV.UK covering apprenticeships, criminal record checks, employers' responsibilities and more.
Recruitment: an overview
Factsheet by the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD), last revised November 2015. Topics covered include defining the role, attracting applications, managing the application and selection process and making the appointment. Registration is required for access.
Resourcing and talent planning 2017
A June 2017 report produced by CIPD in partnership with Hays. It is based on 520 respondent organisations from the UK and examines the key challenges they face in recruiting and retaining talented staff.
Sponsorship: guidance for employers and educators
Extensive guidance from GOV.UK for businesses sponsoring foreign workers.
Tell HMRC about a new employee
Step-by-step guidance from GOV.UK on the tax and payroll aspects of taking on a new employee, including dealing with P45s and P46s.
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