It seems to me after the week I have had that some people are totally unaware that they mustn’t discriminate on grounds of age and need to be reminded that it is illegal! You cannot tell your recruiter that you don’t want someone who is going to leave and have babies, nor can you say that someone is too old for the job!… So below you can read about The Equality Act and what you are not allowed to do on grounds of age. Fresh from the ACAS website.
I wrote this as a 10 minute presentation for a business networking meeting. The audience seemed interested and asked me lots of questions afterwards so I thought it might be of interest to other people too.
I have 27 years experience recruiting for all types of businesses across all disciplines such as law firms, pension cost, management consultants, marketing, manufacturing, finance, training, publishing, GP practices, dentists, to name a few. I have set up agency supplier contracts, managed on site and off site recruitment teams. I have managed teams of recruiters, trained recruiters and recruited recruiters.
Employers are choosing to settle employee disputes out of court in order to save legal costs, a law expert has suggested.
The claims come from employment law specialist Dan Peyton, who said it was often cheaper for employers to settle tribunal cases out of court, despite good odds of making a successful defence when pursued through the judicial system.
Help your new recruit to hit the ground running.
First 100 Days Coaching Programme for Senior Leaders
If you are investing in a new senior member of the team, you will have high expectations.
- You want them to:
- Be ‘up and running’ as fast as possible
- Build relationships quickly
- Have a strong personal impact
- Demonstrate solid leadership skills
- Achieve results
Proposed changes to Employment Legislation
Recently, Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, set out a raft of proposed changes to employment legislation in a bid to generate more “flexible labour markets”. The key proposals and their consequences are set out below.
New recruits should be informed clearly, before they start new jobs, and in writing, exactly what the company guidelines are regarding use of social media. They should be clear about what is meant by social media and they should be quizzed on the policy as part of their company induction for their new job. These guidelines should also be laid out clearly in the staff handbook.