Your recruitment process isn’t done until you do the following

Simangele Mzizi, Fsp Business, 09 Oct. 2014

Tags: recruitment process, recruitment, recruiting employees

You’re on a recruitment drive.

You’ve covered all your bases. This includes:

• Planning the interview;
• Developing an interview questionnaire;
• Assessing and analysing each candidate in detail; and
• Performing non-discriminatory reference checks.

You’re proud of yourself because your recruitment process is done.

We hate to burst your bubble, but your recruitment process isn’t complete because you haven’t done this one thing. You’ll be exposed if you need to prove you acted fairly in your recruitment process.

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Here’s what you must do to ensure your recruitment process is complete

Your recruitment process will be complete when you: Keep accurate records of the recruitment, interview and hiring process.
That’s right.
The Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf Service explains that you need to keep copies of all documents relevant to each stage of your recruitment process for a reasonable period of time after the position has been filled. These documents will be important if an applicant challenges your recruitment process and selection or claims you unfairly discriminated him.
Keep records of your recruitment processes to help you back up your employment equity strategy and monitor changes in the attitudes and actions of managers.
The records you must keep include:
  • The demographics of candidates who apply, those who’ve short-listed and are interviewed, and those who are made offers. These records will help you check which divisions within your company are advancing your employment equity profile. You can then focus attention on those departments that aren’t successful in advancing your employment equity objectives; and
  • The people who were involved in the short-listing, interview and job offer process.
Here’s the bottom line: Your recruitment process will be done when you store accurate records of the recruitment, interview and hiring process.
PS: For more information on recruitment, check out Recruitment: The Complete Guide.

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Fiona Nell 2014-10-21 17:44:25

Our record keeping is pretty good, but recently we found out that our record keeping might go against the POPI Act.

Your comments on this?

Kind Regards


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