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Recruitment Policy Template

Recruitment Policy


This Recruitment Policy reflects the end of free movement between the UK and the European Economic Area. Employers should be aware that it is obligatory for employers to ensure that all employees, and not just those from outside the UK, can prove their entitlement to work in the UK.

Covid Right to Work Note

During the coronavirus pandemic, employers have been able to carry out virtual checks on an individual’s right to work in the UK, but this will not be possible after 20 June 2021. With effect from 21 June 2021, employers will have to check applicants’ original right-to-work documents where possible:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/right-to-work-checks-employers-guide .

There is no need for employers to carry out retrospective checks on anyone who had a right-to-work check under the temporary arrangements in place between 30 March 2020 and 20 June 2021.

This Recruitment Policy provides a general statement in respect of equality and diversity (equal opportunities) and the recruitment process, and provides greater detail for the following:

1. Introduction

2. Equality and Diversity / Equal Opportunities in Recruitment

3. Monitoring Equal Opportunities, Equality and Diversity in Recruitment

4. Recruitment Authorisation

5. Job Descriptions and Person Specifications

6. Advertising of Vacancies

7. Shortlisting

8. Recruitment Interviews

9. Offer of Employment

10. Points-based system

11. References

12. The Bribery Act

13. Qualification Certificates

14. Right to Work in the UK and Illegal Working

15. Personnel Records and Starter Procedures

16. Complaints Procedure

Optional phrases/clauses are enclosed in square brackets. These should be read carefully and selected so as to be compatible with one another. Unused options should be removed from the document.

This document is in open format. Either enter the requisite details in the highlighted fields or adjust the wording to suit your purposes.

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