Thisweek’s news in briefYourface fitsEmployersare looking to recruit people they like rather than the people with the bestskills for the job, finds a Recruitment Confidence Index special report. Theresearch into selection interviewing techniques among 1,200 employers revealsthat more than one in five still use ‘gut reaction’ to make decisions. www.rcisurvey.netSexexceptionTradeunion Unison has condemned the inclusion of a clause in the new sexualorientation equality regulations that gives faith-based employers the freedomto sack lesbian and gay employees. The 2003 Employment Equality (SexualOrientation) Regulations, contain exemptions for employers “with an ethosbased on religion or belief”. www.unison.org.ukFBUstrike strategyLeadersof the Fire Brigades Union have threatened further strikes if the pay disputeis not resolved today. The leaders said they had developed a “strikestrategy”, which they will implement if there is not “an acceptablenegotiated settlement”. www.fbu.org.ukViolenceat homeAnemployers’ guide to dealing with staff suffering from domestic violence hasbeen launched by Opportunity Now and Women’s Aid. The Good Practice Guide forEmployers on Domestic Violence and the Workplace provides advice on how torespond to victims, legal responsibilities and good practice. www.opportunitynow.org.ukH&SfailuresMostemployers do not meet health and safety regulations, a survey by employment lawfirm Peninsula reveals. Seventy-two per cent of employers polled do not fullycomply with H&S laws, and a further 87 per cent expressed concern that theycould be prosecuted. www.peninsula-uk.com …in briefOn 20 May 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.