016 Recruitment and Selection Level 5 Leadership and Management
Recruitment is an ongoing process within every type of business, whether it is small, big, private or public. I believe that staff is a valuable asset to our settings and by recruiting the right person at the beginning would save you both time and cost in the near future. However there are legislations that we must be aware of in order to protect the children in our setting as well as our staff.
1.1 Explain the impact on selection and recruitment process, in own setting of:
a) Legislative Requirements
Criminal Records Checks 2009-2012- It is essential that all people working with children are able to produce a current clear 'enhanced disclosure’ before they start working with the children. This would help protect the children and safeguard them from being exposed into the wrong hands. In my setting one of the essential criteria of employment is to obtain a certificate of good conduct from the police station. In UAE majority of the people are expats from many different countries, however in UAE the police have no records of previous convictions of these expats and the good conduct certificate lasts only for three months. Currently there are no legislations or laws that indicate staff in early year’s settings require a certificate of good conduct.
Equality Act 2010- In our Setting we believe all individuals should get the opportunity to apply for jobs which they fit the description for, regardless of sex, race, marital status, age or disability. However in UAE we face direct discrimination towards male practitioners, as they cannot work in early year’s settings.
Data Protection Act 1998- Any information given to our setting in any form is confidential and will not be used unfairly and will not be disclosed to any other person unlawfully. We store information of all staff, children, parents and other organizations in a secure and safe place which is not public.
b) Regulatory Requirements