P_HR_10 Recruitment and Selection

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust recognises that its ability to meet its service objectives is dependant on the employment and retention of staff with the appropriate skills and abilities.  This Policy is intended to act as a guide for all managers and staff involved in recruitment and selection at any level.  It sets out a framework of good practice within which the organisation's recruitment activities should be conducted.

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust recognises that its ability to meet its service objectives is dependant on the recruitment and retention of staff with the appropriate skills and abilities.  This Policy is intended to act as a guide for all managers and staff involved in recruitment and selection at any level.  It sets out a framework of good practice within which the organisation's recruitment activities should be exercised.

The recruitment process contributes to the image of Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust in the eyes of the community it serves.  Not only must it therefore be open and fair, but it must also be seen that it includes all checks that are necessary to ensure individuals are appointed who have the required level of qualifications, skills and experience and in particular that the organisation is protecting its duty of care to its patients.

This Policy should be used in conjunction with the Recruitment Toolkit for Managers, which specifies the processes and procedures to follow from the moment an employee hands in their notice.  The Toolkit also includes all the forms to be used as part of the recruitment process.

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