Here at Nelson Permanent Placements we work closely with all clients to ensure their requirements for permanent employees are met.

We have a specialist team of permanent recruitment consultants with over 20 years experience in successfully placing candidates.

We place permanent employees over a wide range of industries including Commercial, Automotive, Warehousing, Logistics and many more.

Effective recruitment is crucial for building a successful team. By following a structured and fair process, you can attract the best talent and ensure compliance with relevant laws. Here are some key steps and tips for a successful recruitment process.

1. Advertising a Job

Why Advertise?
Advertising your job opening helps you reach a broader audience and minimizes the risk of unintentional discrimination. It’s important to advertise in multiple places to ensure diversity among applicants.

Crafting the Job Advert

  • Clear Job Description: Outline the duties and responsibilities.
  • Person Specification: Detail the skills, experience, and qualifications required.
  • Non-Discriminatory Language: Avoid terms that could exclude certain groups, such as “recent graduate” or “handyman” (use gender-neutral terms like “maintenance worker”) 

2. Choosing Who to Interview

Fair Selection Process

  • Use a scoring system based on the job description and person specification to objectively evaluate candidates.
  • Avoid using personal social media profiles for assessment as it may lead to bias 
  • Ensure the selection panel is diverse to minimize unconscious bias.

Involving the Right People

  • Include individuals from various backgrounds in the selection process.
  • Aim for consistency in the decision-making process to ensure fairness .

3. Interviewing Job Applicants


  • Prepare a standard set of questions to ask all candidates to ensure fairness.
  • Ensure interviewers are trained on discrimination laws and fair hiring practices.

During the Interview

  • Offer reasonable adjustments for candidates with disabilities.
  • Ask all candidates the same set of questions to maintain consistency.
  • If conducting online interviews, ensure candidates have the necessary technology and a backup plan in case of technical issues.

4. Offering the Job

Job Offer Letters

  • Include all necessary details such as job title, salary, and start date.
  • Specify whether the offer is conditional (e.g., pending reference checks or health assessments).

Data Protection

  • Store interview notes and recordings securely and in compliance with data protection laws.

5. Good Recruitment Practices

Follow Legal Requirements

  • Ensure compliance with anti-discrimination laws and data protection regulations throughout the recruitment process.
  • Treat all candidates equally regardless of protected characteristics such as age, gender, or race.

Continuous Improvement

  • Regularly review and update your recruitment policies and practices to reflect best practices and legal requirements.
  • Provide training for staff involved in recruitment to ensure they are aware of their responsibilities.

By sticking to these guidelines, you can create a fair, efficient, and effective recruitment process that attracts top talent while complying with legal standards.

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