Hiring

When hiring employees, negligent hiring practices can doom the process. Learn from your colleagues’ successes – and avoid their pitfalls.

Smart interview questions, well-written job descriptions, and sharp interviewing result in hiring employees that work out well, AND make you look good in the process.

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When “Pomp and Circumstance” plays at college commencement ceremonies next month, graduates can march confidently off stage knowing that their job prospects look good.
In recent years, a few employers have begun requiring even nonexempt employees to sign noncompete agreements. It may well be a short-lived trend.
The EEOC is cranking up the scrutiny of employers that use job ads to seek—sometimes not so subtly—younger employees.
The percentage of board seats occupied by women has increased substantially in the last 20 years—all the way up to 16.9%. Women comprise 47% of the U.S. workforce.
Q. I recently posted want ads to hire new employees. Recently, I received a letter from someone who wants to sue me for “deterring applicants.” The ads that I sent out simply stated my company’s name and address, the position available and that applicants who are younger and live nearby are preferred. What did I do wrong?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics regularly projects the growth rate for occupations in coming years. These are the 10 jobs with the fastest anticipated growth rates between now and 2022.
Be sure your job announcements list minimum qualifications applicants must have. That way, if someone who lacks the right background sues, the case can quickly be dismissed.
Flush with oil and gas money, North Dakota led the nation in Gallup’s Job Creation Index last year. Of course, with energy prices tanking, it may not retain the top spot for long.
Men have recovered all of the jobs they lost in the recession and now hold more jobs than at their pre-recession peak, according to an Institute for Women’s Policy Research analysis of the December employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Be careful how you treat job candidates you didn’t hire. Social media makes it possible for disgruntled candidates to condemn your organization quickly and publicly. Fur­­ther­­­­more, what’s wrong with a little respect?
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