The A-Z Pre-Employment Guide for employers & employees


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Gender identity: See Transgender/Trans people


Q. What does being a “good employer” mean for recruitment and selection processes?

A. State sector employers (including Crown entities and companies) are obliged to be “good employers” under the State Sector Act 1988 and the Crown Entities Act 2004.

Under these Acts a good employer is one who has a personnel policy with provisions generally accepted as necessary for the fair and proper treatment of employees in all aspects of employment. This includes impartially selecting suitably qualified people for appointment. The Human Rights Commission provides advice on being a good employer in recruitment and selection. Visit for more details.