Application for Employment - Pro Forma application form and legal guidance
If you want to minimise your legal risks around the recruitment and appointment process, there are things you need to do as an employer, as well as things that you should definitely not do. One thing you should do, even if using a recruitment agency, is to use a properly drafted Application Form for your short-listed candidates, and not just rely on a CV. By doing this, you can pre-empt many potential issues and also ensure that you are legally covered as it pertains to doing background checks and the disclosure of personal information.It is not enough for employers to rely on the CV of an applicant for employment, even when using a recruitment agency. Every short-listed candidate should be required to fill out a properly drafted application form to prevent legal come-backs and to ensure the employer complies with the law on the Protection of Personal Information.
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Information and pro forma application form
- 2-page Pdf document with information on legal pitfalls around applications for employment
- 3-page pro forma application form in Word, including permissions required in terms of the POPI Act (protection of personal information)
- Copyright: Judith Griessel 2019. All rights reserved. This licence is for one download and may not be copied, distributed or disseminated.