CIPD Guidance on Pre-employment Checks for Recruitment

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is a valuable source of FREE Guidance for Employers on the importance of Pre-employment Checks. See http://ow.ly/mjTtD 
 
This covers issues such as:
 

  • ensuring that people selected for employment are suitably qualified, and are appropriate to work in the identified role.

 

  • taking up references to identify any potential issues with an employee.

 

  • legal requirement for specific checks to be carried out if the employee will be working in a role with children or relevant adults.

 

  • advice on employing ex-offenders / people with convictions: checks that should be carried out prior to offering employment.

 

  • advice on significant potential penalties if an employer does not check the eligibility of an employee to work in the UK.