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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Issue: With the economy heating up, headhunters are on the prowl for talent.
Benefit: Developing a strategy will position you as a big-picture person who's got the organization's best interests ...
Issue: Luring stars from other employers.
Benefit: Good first impressions breed a high percentage of responses.
Action: Urge hiring managers to follow this three-step format when breaking the ice. ...
In what the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) labels a "landmark" settlement, retailer Abercrombie & Fitch is shelling out nearly $50 million to settle three employment discrimination suits ...
Issue: Legal problems that stem from inadvertent comments at the job-offer stage.
Risk: Imprecise wording of an offer could lock you into an 'implied contract' with the employee.
Action: ...
You were annoyed last week when your company's sales manager quit. He'd been in that job for 15 years and didn't give any notice. But today, four of your best sales ...

To keep hiring from stealing too much time from your boss's day, offer to interview promising candidates by phone before you set up an appointment.

What seems impossible is often no more than preconceived notions and “mental models” distorting what we see. Don’t believe it? Check out these examples:
If you’ve stopped asking the two most common questions when interviewing job candidates because they’ve fallen out of favor with hiring gurus, reconsider them.
Issue: Performing an HR department audit to gauge your organization's compliance and lawsuit risks.
Benefit: Head off legal action, streamline your HR processes and earn kudos from the boss for ...
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