Is there a risk if you request a verbal reference?

The answer is yes.  There has recently been a tribunal case which involved a verbal reference.

A member of staff suffered from a medical condition which consequently resulted in her having a lot of time off work.  The medical condition was covered by disability under the Equality Act 2010.

The member of staff applied for a new […]

By |May 31st, 2016|Recruitment|0 Comments

6 Mistakes When Checking the Right to Work in the UK

New proposals to the Immigration Bill 2015-16, currently progressing through Parliament, make it clear that employers are responsible for the UK status of those they employ.

Employers have a statutory obligation to prevent illegal working by carrying out document checks on their employees’ right to work in the UK. Failing to do so can result in […]

By |April 14th, 2016|Recruitment|0 Comments

Ban On Pre – Employment Health Questionnaires

The ban on pre-employment health questionnaires came into effect in October 2010 with the introduction of the Equality Act. This makes it illegal to ask a candidate to complete a health questionnaire before an offer of employment has been made.

I understand the reasons behind the ban. It is to ensure that everyone is properly considered […]

By |February 8th, 2016|Changes in the Law, Health & Safety, Recruitment|0 Comments

How to Manage Employees’ Probation Periods

When you take on a new member of staff there is always a worry that they might not be the right person for the job. That’s why I recommend having a probationary period clause in your employment contract. The purpose of a probationary period is to monitor the performance of the employee and to give them feedback on […]

By |September 4th, 2015|Recruitment|0 Comments