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.

You may know that the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) says employers can’t fire (or refuse to hire) a pregnant woman because of her pregnancy, because of her pregnancy-related condition or because of co-workers’ or customers’ prejudices. Pregnant employees must be permitted to work as long as they’re able to perform their jobs effectively. If […]
To help streamline your recruiting process, your organization can now apply for an Internet address that ends in ".jobs." The jobs domain was approved earlier this year and will be up ...
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, ...

Big tax cuts aren't coming in 2005; neither the money nor the political willpower is there. But look for Congress, at the very least, to extend several tax breaks that are scheduled to go off the books at the end of the year

Q: Your recent article on hiring your spouse got me thinking (see 4/18/05 issue). If the spouse is the owner's wife and is a highly compensated employee, can she defer the maximum amount of salary to a 401(k) account? P.T., via e-mail

Strive to see your actions through the eyes of the other people in your organization.
When you or your hiring managers need to fill an open slot fast, it may be tempting to skip steps in the application process. But don't do it; follow the proper ...
You'll soon have access to a new nationally recognized test that can help you gauge entry-level applicants' job readiness. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is spearheading development of the Equipped for ...
Issue: Forty-four percent of employees are "passive" job-seekers, meaning they might accept a job offer but aren't actively seeking one.
Benefit: Knowing how to manipulate the Internet to find such ...