From time-to-time employers may need to replace employees who leave, or employ people for new jobs. A good hiring process ends with the appointment of the best applicant, and the employer and employee having a shared understanding of:
- the employee’s role
- the employer’s expectations
- their rights and responsibilities.
The guide for employers on how to hire [PDF 805KB] provides a summary of the hiring process.
Preparing for the hiring process
Taking the time to carefully plan the hiring process is important and ensures you hire an employee with the right mix of skills and characteristics for the job.
Describing the job
You will need to be able to describe the job, and you can write this down in a job description.
Advertising the job
Learn about advertising your job, what should be in the advertisement, and where and how to attract the best applicants.
Find out about the advantages of using job application forms, acknowledging an application and confidentiality.
Information you need to know about job interviews including setting them up, deciding on how many people to interview, types of interviews and sample interview questions.
Selecting and appointing
Information about choosing the best applicant for the job and what to do once you’ve decided.
Induction is the process of introducing the new employee to the organisation, their team, their job and what their employer expects of them.
Discrimination when hiring
An employer can’t discriminate against applicants for a job on the basis of the prohibited grounds of discrimination under the Human Rights Act 1993.
Hiring young people
Information to help employers to employ young staff and for young people to transition from education into employment.
Tools and Resources
How to hire guide - PDF 805KB
A guide for employers about how to hire employees.
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