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Recruiting Within the Law

CIPD Training
Course summary
Length: 1 day
Price: 545 GBP excl. VAT
Provider: CIPD Training plus
Course type: Open / Scheduled
Next available date: 10/05/2018 - London
Course Dates
545 GBP
545 GBP

Course Description

Course Description

Recruiting Within the Law - 1 day course - CIPD Training

The 1-day Recruiting within the Law course is designed to explain and review the impact of employment law throughout the recruitment process. During this course participants will learn all that they need to know about the legal principles that apply to recruitment and selection.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is designed for HR practitioners or line managers responsible for recruitment within their organisation. No prior knowledge of the law on recruitment is required.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to: 

  • Understand the law relating to recruitment and selection
  • Advise your organisation on how to handle recruitment issues effectively within the law and according to best practice
  • Ensure that your organisation’s recruitment policies and procedures comply with the law.

In-house training

All our programmes can be run in-house, where we can tailor the content to your organisation’s unique needs. 

Training Course Content

The training content for this programme is as follows:

Right person – right job

  • Job descriptions and person specifications, application forms
  • Advertising
  • Do’s and don’ts of the recruitment process
  • Shortlisting
  • Interviewing and use of psychometric tests

Before starting work

  • Offers: oral and written
  • What makes a contract
  • References and medicals
  • Avoiding illegal working
  • Criminal convictions
  • Work permits and visas

Establishing good working practices – to avoid discrimination:

  • Race, sex, pregnancy/maternity, marital status/civil partnership, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief and gender reassignment discrimination
  • Direct and indirect discrimination
  • Disability discrimination
  • Reasonable adjustments
  • Equal pay issues
  • Data protection issues and recruitment
  • Retirement

Main contractual issues

  • ‘Employees’ versus ‘workers’
  • Agency workers
  • Fixed-term and part-time contracts
  • Providing a written statement of terms and conditions
  • Implied and express terms in a contract
  • Relocation
  • Employing non-UK nationals and the law on immigration and employment

Programme is subject to change pending new developments.


  • Non-member Fee: £545 + VAT
  • Member Fee: £490+ VAT

Provider: CIPD Training

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Reviews by course attendees

Laura   |   11/07/2013
The course tutor brought the information to life with a good balance of slides as well as verbal information. He was very clear in explanations and involved the group without making people feel uncomfortable. The course has been very useful - I have been able to feed back to the rest of the team here on some legislative changes and interesti...
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