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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Starting March 24, employers that have contracts with the federal government face new rules for managing workers who are disabled or military veterans.
Legislation that would make it illegal to discriminate against job applicants who are unemployed has been introduced in the House and Senate.

HR Law 101: Much of the information employers avoid asking for on a job application becomes apparent when hiring managers 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 ...

Giving details of very specific situations forces applicants to paint an accurate picture of their teamwork skills. Ask them questions like these:
If hiring is one of your responsibilities, avoid making this costly interview mistake: too much talking.
You wouldn’t buy a new car without a test drive. So why should you invest time and money in hiring an untested job candidate?
With the hiring of two minority women in December, the employee population of Deerfield Beach, Fla.-based Reagan Wireless is 90% minority.
One way to ensure “blind” hiring is to create an online application process that doesn’t ask for protected-class information. Then perform initial screening without actually interviewing candidates.
Q. We are currently interviewing for an event coordinator position, which would require the person to frequently work well beyond the usual 9-to-5 workweek. Is there a way we can ask about personal situations and make it clear that missing these events because of family obligations would not be tolerated?
Can you predict how a potential job candidate will behave as an em­­ployee by the color of his or her clothes? CareerBuilder recently surveyed employers to get their opinions on what they see in the tones of the threads.
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