Is it a requirement to keep an unsuccessful candidates’ interview feedback form and test/exams on file. If so, for how long?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 5 November 2013
Zelda Cunningham
Arthur Cox
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Yes, during the recruitment process, detailed notes should be taken of all interviews which specify the grounds why each candidate was either successful or unsuccessful. This information should be kept for at least 12 months after the recruitment process. The reason for this is that employment equality legislation applies to the interview process, and employers have to defend discrimination cases based on the selection process. In the absence of detailed notes, the employer would face difficulty in trying to defend itself against such claims.

Employment equality claims must be brought within a 6 month period, however, this time limit can be extended up to a maximum of 12 months in

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