Career progression and advancement is, quite logically, a crucial component of anyone’s career and the cavalier attitude of some employers towards a sometimes less-than transparent staffing process can result in frustration and, potentially, conflict.Some examples of the staffing process that can cause members to seek assistance include:
- Appointment of specific individuals without any competitive process;
- Nepotism and favouritism;
- Inconsistent competitive standards in relation to the complexity of positions;
- Lack of transparency in the selection process.
The recourse for members who wish to challenge what they perceive as an inequity in the selection process varies greatly from public and private sector employers.
What is similar, however, is that the burden of proving that the selection process was flawed is extremely onerous on the member. The employer, in all cases, has a tremendous amount of latitude to select the individual who, in their estimation, is the best candidate.
Please see subsequent pages detailing the complaint processes for members under their respective employers.