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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He was known for his reticence and composure, yet Gen. George C. Marshall, in at least three famous moments, publicly confronted his superiors.


Don't worry about assigning an employee to a job in which she'll need to upgrade her skills, even if that employee previously filed a lawsuit against your organization. Reason: As long ...
Issue: Finding the right HR job is challenging due to downsizing and the growth of HR technology and specialties. Benefit: Headhunters who recruit HR professionals can help, but only if ...
If your organization has offered little or no severance pay, now's a good time to beef up that benefit.
Reason: Choppy economic conditions the past few years saw many employees ...
Issue: Applicants are taking résumé fraud to a new high-tech level.
Risk: Hackers could alter an applicant's school records, undermining your background check ...
Issue: Some employers want to create male-only or female-only positions, often for privacy reasons.
Risk: You risk a discrimination lawsuit if this policy doesn't have a sound business reason ...
At age 8, Michael Dell answered an ad in a comic book promising a high school diploma by taking a simple test. The saleswoman who showed up at the Dells’ door a few weeks later nearly fainted when “Mr.Michael Dell” turned out to be a kid in a red bathrobe.
Caution your hiring managers to avoid making, or even hinting at, guarantees to prospective employees about long-term job commitments. "Talking up" permanence to lure applicants could crush your ability to fire ...
Issue: You probably track several HR-related numbers, but are you sure you're tracking the right ones? Benefit: By tracking the right metrics, you enhance your perception as a strategic partner. ...
Noncompete agreements are easier signed than enforced. So your noncompete restrictions must give the person a "reasonable opportunity" to pursue a livelihood in his or her chosen field.
What's considered ...
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