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: 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 ...
Applicants will slap anything on their résumés if they think it will attract the hiring manager’s eyes. So, recognizing the soaring cost of health insurance, more applicants these days are adding a “Health Profile” section to their résumés to show off their great health condition. This “Hire me, I won’t raise your premiums” pitch might [...]
Now's a good time to remind your hiring managers that they should never reveal to job candidates whom they plan to hire. They should provide only neutral comments until they're ready ...
When interviewing job applicants, you should never indicate to the candidates any preference about whom you plan to hire. Provide only neutral comments until you’re ready to offer the job. Why the cautious approach? As the following court ruling shows, even one statement to a candidate hinting about who you think is the “most qualified” [...]
The pros who left your organization to start their own companies can provide your best source of talent if you’re staffing up.
If you’re hoping to hire top talent, you’ve probably thought about recruiting one of a competitor’s brightest and the best: someone with proven skills and achievements. Maybe you should think again.
Issue: How much should you, or the hiring manager, "sell" a position versus giving the full picture, warts and all? Risk: Providing an overly rosy scenario will create ...
The HR Specialist joined more than 12,000 HR professionals in New Orleans this summer for the annual Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) conference. Here are some ...
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