Equal Opportunities in the Workplace: Recruitment and Selection

Producer: Learning Nexus

Duration: 50 minutes.
This product is an online product and is a single-user, 6-month licence.
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Employers run a great risk if they fail to ensure that all applicants and candidates for employment are treated fairly and equally.

This risk results from the legal responsibilities that must be met when recruiting and selecting employees – responsibilities that were clearly laid out in the Equality Act 2010.

This course takes the Equality Act as its base and uses it to explain and demonstrate both the legal requirements and best practices that contribute towards a credible and effective recruitment and selection process.

The target audience for this course is: Managers, Supervisors and HR Staff

This product allows the student to print a certificate from the course on successful completion.

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This course covers:

- Avoiding discrimination in job mapping
- Job advertising:
--- Direct and indirect discrimination
--- Complying with the Equality Act 2010
--- Genuine Occupational Requirements
--- Disability discrimination
--- Age discrimination
- The job application form
- Diversity monitoring
- Sifting and short listing
- Avoiding discrimination in the job interview


On completion of this course the learner will, on returning to his or her job role, be able to apply an appropriate equal opportunities approach to each stage of Recruitment and Selection, so avoiding discrimination and bias.

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