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Legal obligation to interview and management development?

Do companies, both internally and externally, have any legal obligation to advertise and interview for a new post if there is clearly more than one person interested in applying? Also, are there any legal guidelines for the use of management development programmes for employees? ie can people simply join if they decide they want to, follow no particular structure and obtain a job at any point (completion is not relevant as there is no structure!) on nothing but the decision of one manager? Help much appreciated! Thansk Fengirl. Does this mean that two employees on the same management development programme (neither obviously better than the other) with one receiving obvious favouritism and subsequent promotion is legal and is in fact at the managers discretion?

Asked By: claire17386 - 8/7/2007
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There is no legal obligation in the UK to advertise any post - unless, for instance its in the voluntary sector and the funder requires it. However, it makes good business sense to advertise and get the best person for the job... More
Answered By: fengirl2 - 8/7/2007
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There are no legal obligation to advertise or to interview for any postions. However, there will be codes of practice in public sector organisations. Private companies working as agents for the public sector may also be required accept the same codes, where relevant. Similarly trade unions will negotiate legally... More
Answered By: bouncer bobtail - 8/7/2007
 
Look on the ACAS web site for information about your rights and standard procedures. If you are feeling victimised or would like feedback on why your not progressing ask for it. If you have supervision then ask in this setting how you can progress within the company.......
Answered By: VAL F - 8/7/2007
 
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