The purpose of this policy is to provide fair and consistent guidelines for implementation of best
recruitment practices in Brent Oil (the Company).
The success of the Company depends largely on its ability to leverage its human capital as a source to
create and sustain a competitive advantage. Building human capital through recruitment is a means
to secure talent required to compete in the employment arena while also complying with the
Employment Equity Act, No. 55 of 1998.
3.1 Employment of personnel remains a Company responsibility with Consultant support as
managed by HR.
3.2 All vacancies shall be open to any applicant who complies with the inherent job requirements of
the position, irrespective of race, gender, religion, political opinion, ethnic or social origin, sexual
orientation, age disability, culture, language or marital status.
3.3 Employment practice shall be linked to the Company’s succession plan and employment equity
plan and as such internal recruitment shall take precedence over external recruitment, except if
specific qualities are required, which are not internally available.
3.4 Appointments will be effected in a manner that is consistent with the business strategy,
relevant Labour legislation and employment equity targets.
3.5 Preference shall be given to Affirmative Action candidates where it is consistent with the
employment equity plan. The Company shall not create an absolute barrier for non designated
3.6 Selection criteria shall be consistent, objective and also aligned with the inherent requirements
of the job.
3.7 The employment of relatives in the same area of an organization may cause serious conflict and
problems with favoritism and employee morale. Although there is no prohibition against hiring
relatives of existing employees, the HR Director must be informed of such instances. The
Company will monitor these instances in which relatives work in the same area and retains the
right to veto such an appointment or move either of the relatives to another position on the
same level should it be deemed fit.