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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Q. How do I make corrections to a Form I-9, especially when too many documents are indicated on the form? A previous employer completed the forms. Also, is there guidance on how to do I-9 self-audits? 
Altec Industries has agreed to pay a job applicant $25,000 after it refused to hire the Seventh-Day Adventist to work at its Burnsville, N.C., facility. The applicant alleged that when he revealed that his religion forbade him to work from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday, the company refused to hire him.
Columbus, Ohio-based CallCopy is recruiting engineers for future job openings by inviting Ohio State University engineering majors to shadow the organization’s professionals on the job.
Q. Are we required to use an application for prospective applicants and if so, what information must we in­­clude? What information should we leave off our application?
Q. For the first time in a while, we need to hire new staff. What issues should we take into account during the recruiting process?
Updating your recruitment strategy so it’s proactive rather than reactive can put you ahead of the competition and allow you to scoop up the best people.
When managers interview job candidates, it’s nearly impossible to get a good reading of a person’s moral compass. Here are some effective “situational” or “behavioral” questions and scenarios managers can pose.
If you hire interns, make 2013 the year you ramp up your summer program. Start viewing your internships from a workforce development perspective. Six ideas for transforming your internships from nice to necessary:
Q. We fired an employee because she was chronically late, frequently missed work and had a poor working relationship with her colleagues. If we provide negative job references to prospective employers, could we be sued for libel?
Hiring great employees is difficult—and legally dangerous. Just a few ill-timed words in a want ad or interview can trigger a legal complaint. Here are the key liability hot spots to watch out for.
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