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Changes in recruitment and selection practices in Ireland by the Employment Equality Act, 1998.

O'Malley, Emer (2001) Changes in recruitment and selection practices in Ireland by the Employment Equality Act, 1998. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Equal opportunities are an important area in the employment field at present. This dissertation examines the impact of the Employment Equality Act, 1998 on recruitment and selection methods and practices in 34 Irish companies.

The objective of the dissertation was to determine if companies are adapting their methods of recruitment and selection to comply with the legislation. The secondary aim was to consider how conscious Irish companies were of the provisions of the legislation and consequences for business.

The dissertation contains primary data from a questionnaire on recruitment and selection and the employment equality legislation. This questionnaire was sent to a hundred businesses in Ireland and received a response rate of 34%.

The key findings are that the majority of interviewers are trained to conduct interviews although many companies are unaware of the consequences of discriminatory action by employees.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Industrial Relations
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Recruitment
K Law > KDK Republic of Ireland > Employment Legislation
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in European Business and Languages
Depositing User: Tim Lawless
Date Deposited: 19 May 2010 11:51
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2015 12:53
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/194

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