Importance of transparent recruitment procedures

Given that no two applicants will be identical in terms of their suitability for a post, how can employers show that they are as qualified as each other?

For the positive action provisions to apply, under s.159(4) of the Equality Act 2010 the chosen candidate must be “as qualified as” the other candidate(s).

So how can this be demonstrated?

  • Establish a set of objective criteria against which candidates will be assessed when applying for a job.
  • Take into account a candidate’s overall ability, competence and professional experience together with any relevant formal or academic qualifications, as well as any other qualities required to carry out the particular job.
  • Ensure that you clearly document the criteria that you use and how you have made your final recruitment or promotion decision against those criteria.
  • Be transparency in your recruitment or promotion process

If you are in doubt about your recruitment practises call Cluer HR on 01386 751740 or email us at [email protected]