BS 8877:2011 Online recruitment. Code of practice

BS 8877:2011

Online recruitment. Code of practice

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : September 2011



What is this standard about?

The guidelines and recommendations given in BS 8877 set out best practice for all those operating in the online recruitment sector.

Who is this standard for?

  • Recruitment and staffing agencies
  • Job-board companies (such as Monster, The Ladders)
  • Any companies or organization with an HR department that advertises on their website
  • Recruiting organizations (HR managers)
  • Recruitment consultants
  • Head-hunters
  • Any organization with an online job board

Why should you use this standard?

BS 8877:2011 gives recommendations for the increasingly popular practice of online recruitment. It applies to all methods of candidate attraction, screening, storage and selection using internet-based technology up to the point of offer or rejection.

The standard identifies the roles and responsibilities of those involved. It also encourages transparency and helps to improve the candidate experience. This helps in turn to attract more candidates and clients.

Standard NumberBS 8877:2011
TitleOnline recruitment. Code of practice
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date30 September 2011
Confirm Date01 June 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS 8878
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS ISO/IEC 27001, BS 10012
Draft Superseded By11/30218702 DC
DescriptorsInternet, Personnel, Recruitment, Enterprises, Management, Employment, Selection, Employees, Data security, Databases
ISBN978 0 580 71046 9
File Size692.5 KB

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