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Recruitment Policy

Recruitment Policy

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Last updated December 2018
Last updated February 19, 2020
Suitable for all Australian states and territories
Suitable for all Australian states and territories

A recruitment policy outlines a company’s preferred hiring practices. Customisable and ready for use in under 10 minutes.

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Document Overview

A recruitment policy outlines a company’s preferred hiring practices. The policy promotes a consistent recruitment process which is open, competitive and merit-based. This will reflect the company’s strategic and operational objectives. 

The Importance of a Recruitment Policy

An effective recruitment policy will ensure recruitment occurs objectively and without discrimination. There can be legal risks involved with recruitment, including breach of discrimination and employment legislation. By having a recruitment policy, it will ensure that prospective employees will have a consistent recruitment process. 

Use this Recruitment Policy If:

  • You want to identify who is responsible for the recruitment process.

  • You wish to create clear guidelines of which factors should be considered during the recruitment process.

  • You wish to minimise potential legal issues from discriminatory or otherwise inconsistent recruiting methods.

What does this Recruitment Policy cover?

  • Purpose of the Policy

  • Scope- Who the Policy applies to

  • Compliance with anti-discrimination legislation

  • Who is responsible for approving recruitment 

  • Managers and supervisors responsibilities during the recruitment process 

  • Factors to be considered during recruitment

  • The method for sourcing of candidates 

  • Procedure concerning the interview process

  • Procedure concerning reference and background checking 

  • Procedure for providing feedback and making offers for the position

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