BusinessWise: Assisting with the Recruitment Process

Peninsula Team

August 26 2011

Recruitment might seem like a daunting task but the forms and documents available from BusinessWise provide essential guidance to the process - meaning you can soon be welcoming a new member of staff to your business without feeling like it has been an ordeal to get them there.

The templates available include Application Forms, along with essential supporting documentation including the Equal Opportunities Monitoring form and the Short Listing Form – all of which will help you to ensure your recruitment activities are fair, legally-complaint and non-discriminatory.

In addition to these, Sample Job Description and Personnel Specification templates will help you to understand the vacancy available and the ideal candidate for the role. When it comes to the interviewing stage the Interview Rating form will allow you to identify the best candidate within your applicants.

Once you have successfully identified the best candidate from your applicants, you can then use the documentation available from BusinessWise to seek references for the successful candidate, write to the unsuccessful applicants and even confirm your offer of employment to the successful individual.

Detailed below is the current list of the Recruitment Forms and Documents available to be downloaded now from the EmployWise area of Peninsula BusinessWise:-


• Form AP1(A) - Application for Employment
• Form AP2(A) - Application for Employment
• Form AP2H(A) - Application for Employment
• Form EO(A) - Equal Opportunity Monitoring
• Form HQ - Health Questionnaire
• Form IR - Interview Rating
• Form SL - Short Listing

Other Stationery Documents

• Sample Job Description
• Sample Personnel Specification
• Sample Holding Letter
• Sample Offer Letter (UK)
• Sample Reference Letter
• Sample Rejection Letter
• Policy Statement - Ex Offenders (UK)

If you are a Peninsula client and are not yet taking advantage of the BusinessWise complimentary service, or you are a BusinessWise user who requires more information on any issue raised in this article, please contact the BusinessWise Helpdesk on 0844 892 2780 Monday – Friday 9am-5.30pm where a member of the team will on hand to assist.

BusinessWise offers a range of tools and features to registered users to assist in managing the ongoing obligations associated with running an effective and legally-compliant business and is provided as part of our portfolio of consultancy services. If you are not yet a Peninsula client, simply go to and click on ‘Contact Us’ to get in touch.

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