Archive for July 20th, 2010

In October 2010 the Equality Act will make it unlawful to ask job applicants about their health. The thinking behind this move is that employers are discriminating at application stage against applicants with mental health issues and other disabilities. 

I personally find this unhelpful because if interview panels cannot ask applicants about their disabilities how are reputable employers supposed to help applicants overcome them in the work environment!  Companies urged to review applicant health questionnaires – Telegraph. ELE will shortly produce a pre-employment application pro forma to assist ELE members with this process. We will notify members when it is issued.

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Air Ambulance CEO says third sector organisations must demonstrate that they are value for money in this economic climate.  Civil Society – Finance – Opinion | Cuts may prove to be a vital wake up call to charities.

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