Advertising the job
An employer has an obligation to ensure that recruitment advertising is carried out in a non-discriminatory manner.
A good job advertisement should:
- give enough information so that candidates can decide whether to apply, for example, the location, pay range, summary of role and length of contract;
- state the skills and experience needed for the role;
- not discriminate;
- state whether applicants should send a CV or complete an application form; and
- state a deadline for responses.
The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland has produced a useful guide to recruitment advertising. It can be accessed via the ‘External Links’ section.