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Hiring

Best Practices

Fair Employment Practices

Introduction

"How can you implement unbiased hiring?"

Implementing fair and merit-based employment practices means taking age, race, gender, religion, marital status, family responsibilities and disability out of the hiring equation.

Here are the 5 principles of Fair Employment Practices:

#1
Recruit and select on the basis of merit (such as skills, experience or ability to perform the job) regardless of age, race, gender, religion, marital status and family responsibilities, or disability.
#2
Treat your employees fairly and with respect and put in place progressive human resource management systems.
#3
Provide employees with equal opportunities to be considered for training and development based on their strengths and needs, to help them achieve their full potential.
#4
Reward your employees fairly based on their ability, performance, contribution and experience.
#5
Comply with the labour laws and abide by the Tripartite Guidelines on Fair Employment Practices.
Remove age from the hiring process

Ensure that age is not used as a factor to consider an individual for a job. Have an open and transparent hiring process.

Provide learning opportunities

Workshops and trainings for individuals involved in the hiring process can raise awareness about the problem of age discrimination.

Benefits

The benefits of being fair in your hiring process are clear.

Access to a larger talent pool

Companies can tap on a wider pool of prospective candidates who are assessed on skills, experience and qualifications, rather than limiting factors such as ethnicity, religion, marital status, gender and age.

Increased productivity

Adopting fair employment practices enables you to recruit the best talents for your organisation, thereby increasing performance and productivity.

Increased talent retention and employer branding

Companies with a reputation for being fair often find it easier to recruit and retain talent.

Resources

Tripartite Guidelines on Fair Employment Practices

Not sure how to put in place fair employment practices? The five principles of Fair Employment Practices outlined in the Tripartite Guidelines on Fair Employment Practices can serve as a guide.

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Company Practices

Maybank

Over the last 3 years, Maybank has hired more than 40 PMETs aged 45 and above. It has also recruited professionals above the age of 50 into managerial positions across various job functions. This demonstrates Maybank’s belief in the “right person for the right job” by adopting Fair Employment practices that do not discriminate against a potential employee based on their age.

Information is accurate as of December 2017