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A step-by-step guide to preventing discrimination in recruitment

Employers
Wednesday 11 February, 2015
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Employers recruit in different ways. Some may use in-house human resources personnel; others may hire a recruitment agent to short-list the applicants and help select the successful candidate.

If you use your own staff to recruit, you must make sure they are aware of their obligations under the law and are dedicated to a fair process.

If you use a recruitment agent, you must make sure the agent is aware of their legal obligations when it comes to discrimination.

Download our step-by-step guide to preventing discrimination in recruitment (PDF)

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Checklist: Preventing discrimination in recruitment

  • Plan your approach to ensure you comply with your obligations to prevent discrimination in recruitment processes 
  • Educate others involved in the recruitment process about their obligations
  • Cast the net as widely as possible to attract a diverse pool of applicants
  • Be consistent and fair in the way you treat candidates
  • Accommodate people who require adjustments
  • Do not seek irrelevant personal information from applicants
  • Focus on the essential requirements of the job
  • Set aside personal bias, myths and stereotypes
  • Keep records of your decisions
  • Select the person best suited to the job.