This chapter provides information relevant to Boards and Directors on probity in the employment process. Probity refers to a range of formal and informal processes which can be used to assess the integrity, character and honesty of prospective employees, board or management committee members and other volunteers who are or are likely to be engaged.
Probity checks are part of, and are underpinned by, good employment practices. There is an expectation on organisations in the community/not-for-proit sector that they will put in place robust procedures to ensure that suitable people are employed to deliver services to those in our communities that are most vulnerable.
At the end of this chapter there is a list of issues and resources that the Board should consider in relation to probity checking, including robust processes in recruitment and selection.
You can access the chapter here.