‘Genuine Attempt’


Government immigration policy often aims to balance the needs of businesses with the interests of Australian workers. Requiring businesses to show a genuine attempt to recruit domestically is one way to achieve this balance. Chances are, if you are reading this, your business is ready to take the next step in it’s recruiting journey.

What does this look like?

1. Advertise the position widely. Online and on your website if suitable. The advertisement should clearly state the skills and experience required.

2. Consider all applications received. This is best displayed as a return email for record keeping.

3. Interview qualified candidates. You should interview at least some of qualified candidates for the position. Retain documentation of the interview date and time.

4. Retain a copy of the Interviews, if you had any. Your Recruit Place can help you with an example of interview records.

5. Keep records. Retain access to the account used to post job advertisements, applications, and interview notes. This will you to demonstrate to the Department of Home Affairs that you have made a genuine attempt to recruit Australian workers.

Good News!

With over 55 years experience in recruitment solutions, Your Recruit Place can help guide your team to ensure compliance. Read more about our commitment to you here.