These six dos and don’ts of recruitment will ensure you hire the best candidate every time

Simangele Mzizi, Fsp Business, 08 Oct. 2014

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When it comes to recruitment, you have to play by the rules. This is the key to hiring the best candidate every time.

What’s more, if you play by the rules, no one will accuse you of unfair discrimination because everything you do will be above board.

When we say you must play by the rules, we mean you must stick to the following six dos and don’ts of recruitment…

Here are the six dos and don’ts in the recruitment process

1. Develop a standard list of questions before the interview to get job-related information. Try to cover all the key aspects of the job through the range of questions and try to ask all applicants the same set of questions to make the process more consistent and fair.
2. Train everyone who takes part in the hiring process about discrimination laws and what they can and can’t ask applicants.
3. Conduct background checks on all applicants before you make an offer of employment.
Now you know the “dos” in the recruitment process, find out about the don’ts.

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These are the don’ts of recruitment

The Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf Service says don’t:
4. Unfairly discriminate against job applicants in the hiring process on any of the prohibited grounds, such as race, gender, religion or marital status.
5. Advertise in a manner which may result in certain categories of people not having access to the advertisement. For example, advertising in a newspaper which has a circulation limited to a particular sector of the community.
6. Carry out medical, psychometric or similar tests that aren’t in line with the Employment Equity Act (EEA).
If you want to hire the best candidate every time, stick to these nine dos and don’ts of recruitment.
PS: For more dos and don’ts and general information about recruitment, get your copy of the Recruitment: The Complete Guide.

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