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.

Ever since media reports focused earlier this year on a Michigan company's strict policy banning smokers on staff, many employers have asked the question: "Can we, should we, do the same?" ...
It's illegal to discriminate in hiring, firing, promotions or pay because of a person's national origin. Courts have said national origin must refer to a country where the person was born ...
Don't track applicants' race, sex, religion, age or national origin information on their applications or any other pre-offer documents unless you're required to do so under certain affirmative-action laws. And if ...
Think about the amount of information and records that you maintain about employees. Now, think about the valuable information you possess about your clients and customers. Do you treat those two ...
Issue: Can you terminate, or refuse to hire, people based on their impact to your health plan?
Risk: Employees have two paths to sue you for such cost-trimming employment actions. ...
The hassle and cost of slogging to work is a big reason that good employees quit. And commuting pains aren't easing: Two-thirds of new jobs are now located in the suburbs, ...
Superior leaders can connect events that seem unrelated.
Here’s a bit of advice from the research director of Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership on how to avoid going bad as a leader:
Issue: Employees tend to refer people with similar characteristics to themselves.
Risk: Overrelying on employee referrals can create a homogeneous work force and spark discrimination complaints.
Action: Limit referrals ...
Issue: Many HR departments can't afford e-training and education programs.
Benefit: Using basic, inexpensive do-it-yourself training tools, you can cut costs and earn praise for your big-picture thinking.
Action: ...