Job applicants with convictions
21/03/2017 - It’s been almost a year since the enactment of the 2016 Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions and Certain Disclosures) Act. Since its commencement, the Act has restricted the scope of self-declaration by not requiring job applicants to disclose a spent conviction and making it unlawful to penalise an employee for not doing so.
Sample job application form
20/02/2017 - This document outlines a sample job application form. This sample can be adapted and tailored depending on the requirements of the job, the company and the industry .
Good practice guide to pre-employment medical assessments
16/03/2015 - Ideally, a pre-employment medical examination for a potential new employee should be done prior to issuing an employment contract, rather than making a job offer conditional on passing this examination.
Sample employee referral scheme
22/01/2015 - In some organisations there is an established practice of encouraging employees to refer people they know for job vacancies within the organisation. Referral schemes can range from the informal to a highly structured formal approach.
Disclosure of a disability during the probation period
04/04/2014 - The case of Siobhan Connell v Ergo Services Ltd, DEC-E/2014/005, issued on 10 February 2014 under the Employment Equality Acts 1998-2011, offers useful guidance to employers on how to successfully manage performance issues during the probationary period where an employee has disclosed a disability.