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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Expect the presidential election outcome to produce a small economic boost in certain industries, according to a new survey by outplacement consulting firm ...
Small employers may be hurting their productivity by offering more generous family-and-medical leave benefits than legally required.
That's the message of a new National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) study, ...
While the presidential election outcome won't likely change your competitors' hiring plans, it could produce a small economic boost in certain industries, according to a new poll by outplacement consulting firm ...
Hiring negotiations can be a complex game. And in their zeal to convince someone to leave one job to take another, hiring managers may be tempted to go overboard.
That's ...
Issue: You face risks when hiring ex-cons, recovering addicts and other "second-chance" applicants. Benefit: A little-known federal program makes it easier ...

Here's an easy-but-effective strategy for helping managers make better hiring decisions: Give them a quick reminder before the interview about the potential ...

One of the first indicators of an improving job market is a rise in temporary-help jobs. Why? Many organizations, still cautious about taking on full-time employees, test the market first by ...
Issue: When can (and should) you use personality testing to screen applicants? Benefit: More tests are available online, which makes them easier and cheaper ...
Issue: Should HR question a supervisor's plans to fire an employee? Risk: If you take a termination report at face value, you may overlook bias by a manager. Action: ...
With health insurance costs soaring, employers may be tempted to make hiring/firing decisions based on whether a person is a drain on the organization's health costs. Our advice: Don't even think ...
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