Develop job-related criteria for a vacant post

Key points

  • To ensure that it recruits the most suitable candidate for a vacant post, an employer should draw up a clear set of criteria that applicants must meet.
  • The employer should identify these criteria at the beginning of the recruitment process, applying a methodical and objective approach.
  • It should ensure that it does not unlawfully discriminate against potential job applicants by including criteria that place candidates with a particular protected characteristic (such as sex, race, age or disability) at a disadvantage where this cannot be justified.

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