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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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The DOJ has reached a settlement with the city of Corpus Christi, resolving claims that the city police department’s hiring test violated Title VII. The DOJ charged that from 2005 to 2011, the police depart­­ment used a physical abilities test that unlawfully screened out female applicants for entry-level police officer positions.
The American Red Cross has be­­come the first organization other than a government agency to partner with the Uncle Sam’s VA for Vets program, which trains veterans in preparation for high-technology jobs outside the military.

You may have a clear vision of your dream employee, but how do you capture those thoughts and form them into an accurate and enticing job description that attracts the right candidates? Here are five tips to help you write a better job description.

In the past year, laws banning em­­ployers from asking employees and applicants to hand over passwords to their personal social media sites have been passed in 10 states. Now, such legislation is pending in Congress.
Q. When interviewing a candidate for a job, I became suspicious that the job-seeker was a tester. Her answers to my questions seemed as though she was fishing for a slip-up. Does the EEOC send out testers to see whether employers are conducting their hiring processes within the law? What about civil rights groups?
Chances are, your organization is hiring more employees than it has in years. But going on a relative hiring binge is not without challenges. Consider these trends and insights from hiring managers.
It’s summertime, and college interns are filling corporate America’s cubicles. How many of those fresh-faced kids are wage-and-hour lawsuits just waiting to happen?
External hires receive significantly lower performance evaluations and higher exit rates during their first two years on the job than do internal hires who are promoted into similar positions, according to a study by management professor Matthew Bidwell.
Whether or not the Affordable Care Act causes employers to hire part-time workers, the trend away from full-time employment is already under way, according to new research from the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute.
A lot rides on your decision about which candidate to hire. Mistakes can be costly in terms of time and money spent for training. So it is critical to ask the right questions when interviewing candidates.
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