A revised and refreshed resource, published by the Commission, sees employers and employees armed with answers to the important pre-employment questions they may have.
Each year, the Human Rights Commission receives hundreds of enquires and complaints on a range of topics. A large number of these enquiries and complaints concern pre-employment issues such as job advertising, job applications, interviews and job selection processes.
To help answer a number of these frequently asked questions, the Commission has recently updated and refreshed the A - Z Pre Employment Guide for Employers and Employees.
The guide has been updated to help employers, recruiters and job seekers who want to comply with the Human Rights Act 1993 and want to ensure equality and fairness for all job applicants regardless of characteristics such as gender, ethnicity, age, disability and religion.
Chief Mediator for the Commission, Pele Walker, says the guide is invaluable for employer and employees – especially those who are just starting out in their careers.
“The A-Z guide is our most requested publication. It provides good practical advice for people about to interview for jobs and employers who are recruiting.
“We provide this handy booklet or relevant passages from it, to people who are worried about what has transpired in an interview or when they are preparing for an interview. We also have employers who want to know how to deal with a situation. If their process is the subject of a complaint, it’s a great way to educate on a whole range of employment rights. Good information helps everyone get the best out of job interview and selection.
“ENC particularly likes the advice in the guide because it is a neutral resource for employees and employers alike – they all have the same information.”
To view the publication, visit: www.hrc.co.nz/pre-employment-guide
To contact the Commission’s Infoline team:
InfoLine: 0800 496 877 (toll free)
Fax: 09 377 3593 (Attn: InfoLine)
Email: [email protected] (for general enquiries)
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