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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If your organization's job application doesn't include a "statement of accuracy," add one fast. In signing, applicants promise they've given complete and accurate answers. Such statements provide a solid legal basis ...
Issue: More employers are testing job candidates by hiring them as temps first.
Risk: Temps converted to regular staff often fly under the radar of pre-employment checks, plus create other ...
When you provide references about former employees, keep quiet about whether the ex-employee had sued the company in the past. And train managers to do the same. Spilling the beans about ...
How well do you treat job candidates? Some suggestions for managers:
THE LAW. While no federal law re-quires your organization to write job descriptions for each employee, it's a wise legal move that most employers follow. When drafting job descriptions ...
Issue: HR must walk a legal tightrope when employees are suspected of in-house theft. Risk: A bungled theft investigation increases your organization's ...
As the person you’re interviewing starts to answer your first question, you’ve already made a preliminary call about whether he or she would make a good hire.
The hot new game of diversity marketing is old hat for Mike Hanika. His company, Appliance Sales & Service Co. in San Francisco, employs a staff of 17 who speak 16 languages, including Arabic, Lebanese and Armenian.
Issue: Federal and state laws require you to file certain data about new employees. Risk: Many employers overlook those requirements, risking per-employee ...
Expect the presidential election outcome to produce a small economic boost in certain industries, according to a new survey by outplacement consulting firm ...
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