We are a public sector organisation and have a vacancy we need to fill. We consider it best practice to seek candidates externally as well as internally but we can’t afford to advertise externally – the cutbacks are hitting us hard. Are we OK to just offer a promotion or transfer opportunity internally without infringing any equality laws?Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 3 September 2013
There are some civil service and public service jobs that have always been advertised externally as well as internally, such as entry level positions to the civil service (among others). However, it is not the case that all public sector jobs must be advertised externally, so reference must be had to the policies which apply to the body that you work for before being able to determine what recruitment processes must be followed.
Also be aware that in some cases, where funding for a project is provided from other bodies, they may have requirements in relation to recruitment which must be
Already a subscriber?
Click here to login and access the full article.Log in now to read the full article
Don't miss out, start your free trial today!
Are you fully aware of the benefits of Legal-Island's Irish Employment Law Hub? We help thousands of people like you understand how the latest changes in Irish employment law impact your business through a mix of case law analysis and in-depth articles. All delivered right to your inbox.
We help you to understand the ramifications of each important case from Ireland and Europe.
We help you ensure that your organisation's policies and procedures are fully compliant with Irish law.
You will receive regular updates on Irish employment law including case law reviews, legislative changes, topical updates as well as answers to your burning questions through our Q&A feature.
You will have 24/7 access to the Employment Law Hub so you can research case law and HR issues when you need to.
The information in this article is provided as part of Legal-Island's Employment Law Hub. We regret we are not able to respond to requests for specific legal or HR queries and recommend that professional advice is obtained before relying on information supplied anywhere within this article.