Since it’s difficult to conduct effective interviews, many organizations with the resources to support an HR department leave initial interviews up to the professionals.
Much of the information you avoided asking for on your job application becomes apparent when you meet someone face-to-face (such as race, age, physical disability and national origin). So, you must take extra care not to ask questions or make comments that an applicant might construe as discriminatory. Wise employers that observe the spirit as well as the letter of the law won’t let such irrelevant prejudices keep them from hiring the best people.
Before the interview, prepare a list of questions and carefully review them. Make sure your questions request only job-related information that will help you in the selection process. Federal and state equal-employment opportunity laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin or citizen...(register to read more)