Job interviews and managing sickness absence

Posted on November 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

With care, an employer can gain insight at the interview stage into a potential employee¹s sickness record. Lester Aldridge solicitor Susan Cowan advises on interviews, application forms and probationary periods. Recruitment typically comprises the following stages: – Advertising the position – Selecting for interview – The interview – The references and any other conditions of the job offer – The offer The advertisement: If an employer wishes to minimise the number of applications from inappropriate applicants it is important to take time at this stage to describe the job as accurately as possible, and it is also helpful to describe the skills and attributes that the successful applicant should have. Avoid any statements that might support an allegation of sex, race or disability discrimination. The application form: This is a crucial document as it is the employer¹s opportunity to obtain the applicant¹s written confirmation of an understanding and acceptance of key requirements of the job. The applicat

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