The hiring process is fraught with pitfalls and snares that could quickly land your organization in court.
Take this quiz to see how your skills measure up when it comes to handling pre- and post-interview problems associated with résumés and references.
1. In looking over the résumé of a candidate you are interviewing, you notice a period when he was out of work. When you question him about it, you find out it was due to a back injury. You are wondering if history will repeat itself. The employee claims he is fine and that he hasn’t taken any sick time at his present job. You tell him:
a) You’re sorry, but you can’t take a chance, especially with the dramatic increase in the cost of health care and workers’ compensation.
b) You are willing to hire him, but explain he will be placed on an extended probationary period to make sure he can handle the work.
c) You’ll pass the information along to the company phys...(register to read more)