Take the risk out of hiring

Exten-Wright, Jonathan
March 2005
Cabinet Maker;3/25/2005, Issue 5431, p13
Trade Publication
The article presents some suggestions for employers before hiring an employee. Some preventive measures should always be taken before selecting a person to avoid corruption, fraud, and security breaches. Those involved in hiring staff should check their procedures to ensure every opportunity is taken to minimise the risk of hiring someone unsuitable. Employers may consider using probationary periods during which they can observe the employee's performance. But, even though the requirement of two years' continuity of service means most if not all probationers will not be protected from unfair dismissal, an individual may still bring claims if dismissed without cause. INSET: Finding details.


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