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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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 ...

It's already Memorial Day, so summer is right around the corner. While you're enjoying the warmer weather, heat up your tax savings with some timely tax techniques.

In many U.S. cities, houses bought just a few years ago have more than doubled in value. But unless you plan to move soon, such a "paper windfall" means nothing other than a soaring property tax bill.

If you hire 16- or 17-year-olds this summer, don't overlook a tax credit worth up to $1,200 per eligible employee. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) allows you to secure the credit if those new employees live in an "empowerment zone, enterprise community or renewal community," as designated by the federal government.

After he’d started a fast-growing publishing company in the late 1980s, Kirk Cheyfitz griped to his board chairman one day about a manager who wasn’t exactly a self-starter. Without missing a beat, the chairman urged Cheyfitz to fire the guy right away.
Starting as early as August, you'll be able to publicize job openings online using a Web address that ends in ".jobs." The Internet's main oversight agency just gave its final approval ...
For most managers—particularly those in larger enterprises—it's far easier to fill openings by hiring from within than by interviewing the population at large, one by one. But there are basically two situations when an internal hire might not be the most effective option.
Issue: A new Supreme Court ruling ratchets up your vulnerability to federal age-discrimination lawsuits.
Risk: Employees no longer need to show a "smoking gun." Even policies that inadvertently discriminate can ...
Issue: Can you place conditions on employment that aren't related to the person's ability to perform the job?
Risk: Courts may see such restrictions as illegal "employment blackmail."
Action: ...
Issue: Business and government leaders will unveil a new national job-readiness test next year that you can give entry-level applicants.
Benefit: Cut down on bad entry-level hires. Spot high-school grads ...