Hiring someone

Check if you need to advertise

You’re not legally required to advertise a job, but it’s a good idea to do so. 

Advertising a job means: 

  • you’re less likely to break the law by discriminating, even if you did not intend to
  • you’ll probably get a wider range of applicants who are suitable for the job

If your business has written rules (for example, a recruitment policy) in place you should follow them.

For example, your rules might say:

  • whether you have to advertise a job
  • where you should advertise
  • who you must advertise to (for example, internal or external applicants)

If your business has written rules, they must be applied the same way for everyone.