Essay on Questions On Human Resource Management

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Answers to Questions on Human Resource Management
Things that employers can or cannot legally do during the recruitment process
Employers should not discriminate while advertising for jobs (Dessler, Equal Opportunity and the Law, 2012). For example, a job advert should not contain phrases like “We cannot cater for workers with disabilities”. Phrases like “recent graduates” or “highly experienced” should be avoided. They tend to discriminate against older and younger prospective employees respectively. These phrases should only be used when they are of absolute necessity for the fulfillment of job assignments (Dessler, Equal Opportunity and the Law, 2012). Job adverts should also be placed in media where all groups can access it (Dessler, Equal Opportunity and the Law, 2012). for example, advertising a job only in a women’s magazine discriminates against men.
Employers should also avoid touching or stressing on people’s “protected characteristics” when carrying out recruitment (Dessler, Equal Opportunity and the Law, 2012). “Protected characteristic” are age, sexual orientation, marital status, ableism, sex, race, religion, ethnicity, and nationality (Dessler, Equal Opportunity and the Law, 2012). Employers can only ask about these “protected characteristics” when they are using positive action to create a balance or fair representation within their workforce (Dessler, Equal Opportunity and the Law, 2012).
Additionally, employers should not make prospective employees reveal…

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