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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Younger ... groom ... those are some dangerous words a hiring manager can utter in front of a job candidate.
When posting job openings, don’t focus solely on educational re­­quirements. Instead, be sure to clarify that job experience is also required—and provide specific examples.
To contact or not to contact? Perhaps you had better call that reference. According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, 69% of employers said they have changed their minds about a candidate after speaking with a reference.

Every company wants managers who can efficiently identify, define and resolve problems. Don’t assume that management applicants with top references and experience have great analytical skills. Instead, find out for yourself by asking some of these questions.

It isn’t unusual for disappointed applicants to file frivolous failure-to-hire lawsuits. Your best shot at a quick dismissal is proof that the applicant wasn’t qualified. An application or résumé can do that.
The EEOC is suing Amerisource-Bergen Corp., claiming the pharmaceutical distributor violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act when it failed to hire a 60-year-old man for a telecom manager position.
At one point, every manager struggles with a decision of whether to hire internally or externally. To put the issue into perspective, here’s a look at the pros and cons of hiring internally and externally.
Proposed IRS regulations would thwart attempts to convert a full-time employee to part-time status, and then “hire” the employee through a temp agency to complete a shift.

Q. We are thinking about using personality tests to evaluate whether applicants would be friendly and communicate well with our customers. Does using such a test expose us to potential lawsuits?

Q. If we have several qualified applicants for a job, are we required to select a qualified applicant with a disability over other applicants without a disability?

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