UK employers are reviewing the ‘right to work’ checks they carry out now that the Brexit transition period has ended, with new rules for EEA recruits coming into force in phases.
New government guidance ‘Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19): right to work checks’ adjusts the way employers can carry out right-to-work checks during the COVID-19 pandemic, to cater for employees working from home and/or communicating with others electronically.
Employers who recruit non-UK workers should consider the potential impact on their business of the government’s policy statement ‘The UK's points-based immigration system: policy statement’ setting out its proposed points-based immigration system for all non-UK workers, from both within and outside the EU, due to come into force from 1 January 2021.
Accountants Legal Service
A chapter on recruitment in this reference guide for accountants faced with an unfamiliar legal problem or query. Includes sections on data protection and discrimination against job applicants.
Corporate Governance Handbook
A chapter on the progress of women on boards, focusing in particular on how to increase the number of female chairs.
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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.
CEO Succession planning
This title provides comprehensive, expert-led coverage of all aspects of corporate governance for public, nonprofit, and private boards. This chapter reviews the process of hiring, evaluating and occasionally removing or replacing the CEO.
Developing executive talent: best practices from global leaders
A book for human resources managers and senior executives with responsibility for employee management.
Handbook of model job descriptions
A managers' guide to constructing job descriptions.
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.
This title provides guidance on combining human resource management with business strategy. This chapter looks at strategies for obtaining and retaining the people required and employing them efficiently.
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.
Talent management strategy
This title provides guidance on combining human resource management with business strategy. This chapter deals with talent management strategies - the process to attract, retain, motivate and develop the talented people required.
Talent scouting in the external environment
A book for human resources managers and senior executives with responsibility for employee management. Chapter 7 looks at the process of recruiting senior executives from outside the organisation.
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.
Guidance to the recruitment process from advertising a position to offering someone a job without breaking discrimination law.
Acas advice and practical resources for both employers and employees on a wide variety of recruitment topics.
Acas useful template recruitment documents to help employers hiring staff, including letters, forms and checklists.
Acas guidance to employing a younger or ‘new to work’ employee, aimed at employers and managers Includes work experience and apprentices.
Creating ambassadors from departing workers
Article discussed best practices for 'offboarding' departing employees, an increasingly important part of talent management. this can enable the ex-employee to be an ambassador for their formal employees and maybe even return to the organisation at some point.
How the job market has changed
Article discusses changes to the job market caused by the coronavirus pandemic. and how recruitment practices can be adjusted accordingly.
Workplace diversity and inclusion adapts in a time of protests
Finance professionals can boost diversity and inclusion and reduce bias by advocating for change within their organisations.
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).
July 2013, updated August 2018
Government guidance on how to attract, recruit and retain disabled people
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Government guidance on the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage for organisations who offer work experience, including placements and internships.
Government guidance on employers' responsibility to not exclude disabled people from applying for a job and reasonable adjustments they must make in the workplace.
Collection of government guidance for various recruitment and hiring topics such as child employment, employment checks, right to work and employing ex-offenders
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
CIPD factsheets, podcats and reports on staff recruitment, selection methods and induction processes
UK Visas and Immigration / Immigration Enforcement
Updated June 2018
Government guidance on how to carry out right to work checks, why you need to do them, and which documents you can use.
UK Visas and Immigration
Updated August 2017
Extensive Government guidance from for employers (and educators) sponsoring foreign workers (and students).
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.
The Law Society
Two employment trends research reports published by The Law Society, to inform strategic workforce planning by solicitor firms and other organisations in the sector.
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