One trend that's increasing among organizations chosen last month for Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work for" list is the in-creased accessibility to company leaders. Examples: Genentech's Web site lets employees pop questions to the top seven executives; Cisco's CEO John Chambers meets with all new employees within four months of their hiring; and Starbuck's executive VP Dave Pace runs a monthly "Dave's Diner" with lunch for a dozen employees.
- Exception to the rule: You can ask internal and external applicants different questions
- California Fair Employment and Housing Act
- 15 questions to ask employees in their first 60 days
- Do-it-yourself audit of your company policies
- A gentle rejection letter is fine, but document why you chose someone else