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.

Issue: Courts won't look kindly on employers that OK an employee's FMLA leave but then change their minds.
Risk: In such cases, courts could grant FMLA rights even if the ...
THE LAW. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) makes it illegal to discriminate in the work-place against people over age 40 on the basis of their age. The law ...
Issue: Becoming more involved in a local college's career programs, beyond attending job fairs and posting openings.
Risk: Your organization can morph itself into an employer of choice for interns ...
Issue: Take control of your department's image by creating a consistent internal marketing message.
Benefit: When done well, such branding raises your profile with execs and the rank and file, ...
Take two guys who’ve made it a big part of their “value proposition” to hire military veterans, and you’ve got the basic leadership philosophy at Home Depot. Vets are mature, disciplined leaders, says HR chief Dennis Donovan.
Run down this Marine Corps recruiting checklist to make sure you’re doing everything you can to attract and keep the best people:
The U.S. Labor Department launched a campaign to build awareness of its Employer Assistance & Recruiting Network (EARN), which matches skilled disabled employees with private-sector job openings. The site, www.earnworks.com, has ...
THE LAW. No one is immune from jury duty. Even Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was called for duty
in his Massachusetts hometown. Al-though Breyer was dismissed from the pool, ...
Issue: Who qualifies for protection under the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)?
Risk: Many supervisors mistakenly believe that women must be pregnant to be covered under PDA. Not true.
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Issue: Some employers have begun firing employees who smoke and refusing to hire job candidates who do. Should you do the same?
Benefit/risk: Corporate smoke-outs can reduce your health costs ...