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This model recruitment policy is to assist managers to prepare for the recruitment of a new employee.

This document is suitable for use in England & Wales and Scotland, and was last reviewed and revised on 26 July 2022

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Our employee recruitment policy describes our process for attracting job candidates.

We are committed to our equal opportunities at every selection stage, and the hiring process will be free of discrimination.


This recruitment policy applies to all employees who are involved in hiring for [company name]. It refers to all potential job candidates.

General principles

What is the recruitment and selection process?

Hiring teams will go through the following steps:

  1. Identify need for an opening
  2. Decide whether to hire externally or internally
  3. Review the job description and create an advert
  4. Select appropriates sources (external or internal) for posting the vacancy
  5. Decide on the selection stages and possible timeframe
  6. Shortlist applications
  7. Proceed through all selection stages
  8. Run background checks

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