On Monday 29th April the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Partnership (SCQFP) launched a new campaign to encourage employers and HR departments to use SCQF levels in recruitment processes.
The SCQF Inclusive Recruiter campaign aims to help employers and HR professionals understand the benefits of using SCQF levels in job descriptions, person specs and recruitment advertising.
By using SCQF levels rather than specific qualifications in job adverts, employers can widen the pool of potential applicants who may have a variety of qualifications, skills and experience at the required level. They can therefore recruit the right person with the right skills into the right job which is good for the organisation’s productivity and employee satisfaction. Being a SCQF Inclusive Recruiter helps employers to:
• promote equality of all qualifications;
• properly benchmark skills of employees/applicants to any job role;
• broaden the pool of potential job applicants; and
• comply with government policy.
To become an SCQF Inclusive Recruiter, employers are asked to watch and answer some simple questions on a very short training video. They then sign an MoU agreeing to incorporate SCQF levels into their recruitment processes to better highlight the skills and experience required for any given post, and not just specific qualifications. The employer is then sent an SCQF Inclusive Recruiter logo for use on their website and recruitment materials. The employer logo is also added to an SCQF Inclusive Recruiter “wall” on the SCQF website to further promote their status.
Visit the SCQF Inclusive Recruiter page for more information.