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Part One: The Recruitment Process Case Study (3000 words)

This part of the assignment is designed to met the following learning outcomes:

  • evaluate the different selection procedures that may be used for different purposes
  • evaluate and define job roles in a given context and design an appropriate recruitment process
  • identify the requirements of employment law and employee rights in relation to the recruitment process


For this assignment you will need to present a case study that accounts for each stage of the recruitment process. You will need to draw on good practice and current thinking in recruitment. You need to design the recruitment process for a specific role and justify your reasons for choosing particular methods and strategies.

In constructing your case study you must undertake a critical analysis of the following:

1. Provide details of a vacancy* based on a thorough job analysis

2. Construct a Job Description and Person Specification based on the job analysis

3. Construct an advert for the job and account for how you would advertise the position

4. Provide an account of how you would short-list for the job

5. Determine the most appropriate selection method(s) to be adopted and provide a justification for their use.

6. Provide an account of how the recruitment process complies with the requirements of employment law and employee rights

*Ideally this will be a real vacancy, as case studies are accounts of something happening in real life, being examined from a number of angles. Case studies allow you to look at issues in context, using the theory you have learnt about already. If necessary you can use an imaginary vacancy and employer, but you may need to spend time creating some details such as the type of business the employer is engaged in and why they are recruiting.

Whether the case study is real or imagined you will need to be careful to maintain anonymity.

You can choose to include appendices.

Part Two: Equal Opportunities: Information Item and Reflective Report (max 2,000 words for account)

The second part of the assignment is designed to meet the following learning outcomes:

  • discuss the theories and principles underpinning equal opportunities
  • develop, implement, and evaluate strategies for anti-discriminatory practice
  • demonstrate appropriate anti-discriminatory skills, knowledge, and behaviour

The aim of this part of the assessment is to illustrate your understanding of equality of opportunity and your ability to share your understanding with employers.

You will be required to produce an information item, which can be used with employers accessing your service. The information can be paper, electronic or web-based, but should include:

  • A summary of the principles underpinning equality of opportunity
  • The strategies which employers might use to enhance equality of opportunity
  • The requirements of employment law and employee rights in relation to a particular recruitment process
  • Advice to employers on finding out more and seeking support

The information can be general in nature or targeted at a specific group of employers. You can elect to focus on one aspect of equality of opportunity (eg gender, ethnicity, disability, ageism etc) or take a more generalist stance.

You will need to present the information in a format which you feel is clear, accessible and encouraging to employers. It is up to you to decide the length of the item that you produce. You will be assessed on the content of what you say rather than you ability to professionally format the information. You can include pictures, diagrams and tables etc if you wish.

The information item should be accompanied by a reflective account (maximum 2,000 words) describing the reasons why the item was produced in its particular format, feedback from employers and how it might be developed in the future.