Many companies have a policy of merely confirming an ex-employee’s dates of employment. Asking for opinions about performance may be fruitless. A better way: Don’t begin with questions about your job candidate. Instead, focus on the company as a whole. Managers may open up about their employers, from describing the corporate culture to the types of jobs that require the longest hours. As you build rapport, you can weave in questions about the individual.
Your employee handbook can be an invaluable organizational tool … or an employment lawsuit waiting to happen. And in recent years, Congress and state legislatures have been busy enacting laws that directly affect your employee handbook. If you haven’t kept up, you could find yourself in court....Click here to find out more.