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Recruitment and contracts

As an employer, getting your recruitment right is vital to ensure that your new employee becomes effective in the shortest time. You also need to make sure you know your legal responsibilities when selecting an employee or, if you are a job seeker, what processes a potential employer should be following.

Following recruitment, all organisations need to be clear about their policies on patterns of working, and have systems in place to manage their human resources. Managers and employees should feel able and equipped to deal with any issues, as they arise, in a co-operative spirit.

This section includes useful information on both recruitment and contracts of employment.

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Acas Model Workplace

Acas' free online tool - the Acas Model Workplace - is designed to help organisations check that they have the right people management policies in place.

Of those who have used the Acas online tool, more than a quarter (28%) said that it had made them aware of an area where their organisation was not complying with the law (through incorrect people policies and procedures).

A lot of employers don't realise that they are following out-of-date practices. Or that they need to introduce new policies to comply with employment legislation. Further findings from the survey of employers show that 55% actively changed practices based on what they found when using the Acas Model Workplace tool.

This tool is free to use. Why not take a few minutes to check your policies and procedures today.

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