Recruitment of Social Workers

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Charlotte R Quinn

Dear Sir or Madam,

RE - Recruitment of Social Workers

Under the Freedom of Information Act please email me a copy of any information you hold on your policies, procedures and guidance for the recruitment of Social Workers. Including how, when and where job adverts are placed, how long they placed and after the closing date how long the interview process should take. How the short listing of job applications is undertaken and recorded. How long you retain copies of job applications and related information. How short listed candidates should be interviewed and what methods of assessment and interview are used. How interview questions, assessments and case study exercises are devised and formulated. Copies and details of any guidance and training interviewers are given on how to conduct interviews, record and evaluate how interviewees respond to questions, complete assessments or case study exercises. What procedures should be followed to inform candidates of the outcome of any interview/assessment. What criteria is used to make one candidate more successful or employable than any other.

Yours faithfully,

Charlotte R Quinn

Corrin, Jane, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Good Afternoon,

Thank you for your request detailed below. I have supplied Council
response in the attachments to this email and hope you find the
information useful.
In addition, Social worker adverts are usually placed in The Guardian,
Community Care, Wirral Website and Job Centres. There is usually a Two
week closing date. Short listing varies but can be up to six weeks
following advertising. The Information is held for six months from
appointment date or closing date if not appointed to.

Kind Regards
Jane Corrin
Information Manager
Wirral Council

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From: Charlotte R Quinn Sent: 16 June 2009 19:46
To: InfoMgr, FinDMT
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Recruitment of Social Workers

Dear Sir or Madam,

RE - Recruitment of Social Workers

Under the Freedom of Information Act please email me a copy of any
information you hold on your policies, procedures and guidance for
the recruitment of Social Workers. Including how, when and where
job adverts are placed, how long they placed and after the closing
date how long the interview process should take. How the short
listing of job applications is undertaken and recorded. How long
you retain copies of job applications and related information. How
short listed candidates should be interviewed and what methods of
assessment and interview are used. How interview questions,
assessments and case study exercises are devised and formulated.
Copies and details of any guidance and training interviewers are
given on how to conduct interviews, record and evaluate how
interviewees respond to questions, complete assessments or case
study exercises. What procedures should be followed to inform
candidates of the outcome of any interview/assessment. What
criteria is used to make one candidate more successful or
employable than any other.

Yours faithfully,

Charlotte R Quinn

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