Improving HR Services at Cheshire & Wirral

Read how a review of HR services at Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust resulted in faster and more efficient recruitment processes. The Trac Recruitment System was a key element in the success of the changes put in place.

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Moving into 2016

During 2015 we increased the number of organisations using Trac from 35 to 60. However 2016 looks set to be even busier with six Trusts going live this month and another 20 organisations already confirmed as wanting to start in the coming months.

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Trac and the G-Cloud 7 procurement framework

Starting or renewing contracts, for the Trac Recruitment system, has just got a lot easier following our inclusion in the G-Cloud 7 procurement framework.

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Closing dates on adverts

Once upon a time if you wanted to recruit staff you would place an advert in an appropriate journal or local newspaper. On seeing the advert potential applicants would need to contact your organisation to request an application pack. Sometimes they even had to send you a self-addressed envelope.

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Trac user group - Autumn 2015

The next Trac User Group will take place in Bakewell on the Thursday 12th and Friday 13th November. This is the "not to be missed event" for your update on Trac developments and opportunity to network with other recruitment professionals from all over the country.

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Handling of DBS certificate information

As individuals we all have a right to privacy and this includes details about spent convictions. However a range of exemptions exist that allow employers to obtain details of spent convictions and other information. It is important to note that asking a job seeker or staff member for this information or submitting request for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate, without a specific exemptions that allows your organisation to collect this information, is an offence.

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Fit and proper person tests for senior appointments

The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 introduced new rules relating to the recruitment of non-executive directors (NEDs) for NHS organisations. Many organisations are also applying the same set of checks to other people being appointed to senior posts.

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Using a driving licence as an identity document

Driving licences can be used as an identity document for verification of identity (photo) and address.

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LinkedIn and Trac

Would you like to have all of your band 5 and above vacancies posting automatically to LinkedIn on a daily basis?

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