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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Think you’ve got no time during the holidays for recruiting, and that nobody’s looking for work, anyway? Wrong! December and early January may be among the best times to hire, says Right Management Consultants VP Katherine Ponds.
As a child, Potter Palmer worked at his father’s dry goods store in a New York village, learning to set up displays and chat up customers. He loved to sell. He dreamed big. Palmer struck out for Chicago with a $3,000 family loan. This was his chance. To take advantage of it, Palmer tried strange new things:
Will your child be off from school for an extended time at the year-end … and looking to earn some extra cash? Put your teenager on the payroll.
Will your child be off from school for an extended time at the year-end … and looking to earn some extra cash?  Put your teenager on the payroll.
New survey data from NFI Research indicate that most senior executives and managers rely on likability — that “good ol’ gut feeling” — when hiring and promoting people. Bad move. Very bad move.
Some employers turn to electronic résumé-screening services to sift through the increasing number of job applications submitted online. The services help weed out applicants who appear to lack qualifications.
Q.  According to your write-up on the pension law, the law didn’t extend other tax breaks such as R&D costs. Does that mean those breaks are eliminated for 2006?
Are some tax breaks being eliminated in 2006?
“Whole” leaders balance head, heart and guts, while “partial” leaders lag in one or two qualities. Here’s a series of questions to determine if you or your organization are balanced, along with adjustments you can make:
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