The CIPD states that 'Recruitment is the process of having the right person, in the right place, at the right time. It is crucial to organisational performance. Recruitment is a critical activity, not just for the HR team but also for line managers who are increasingly involved in the selection process. All those involved in recruitment activities should be equipped with the appropriate knowledge and skills.'

Go to Seminars and Events to find out more about UCEA's next Recruitment seminar.

The Protection of Freedoms Act received royal assent on 1 May 2012. The Act restricts the scope of the 'vetting and barring' scheme for protecting vulnerable groups and makes changes to the system of criminal records checks. For more information, see Disclosure and barring.

International recruitment

For information and guidance on recruiting staff from outside the European Union or for overseas campuses see the International section.