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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Starbucks founder Howard Schultz credits leadership guru Warren Bennis with teaching him that becoming a great leader requires recognizing the skills and characteristics you don’t have and hiring people who do have them. “Best advice” from other leaders:
Issue: Safety-conscious companies look beyond the bottom line.
Benefit: In addition to reducing costs and boosting morale, safety can be promoted as a recruiting tool to applicants.
Action: Reduce ...
At first glance, the federal Age Discrimi-nation in Employment Act (ADEA) appears pretty straightforward: It protects people age 40 and older from employment discrimination based on their age. But the law isn’t as simple as it appears; it affects managers in everything from questions asked in job interviews to assigning job duties. Here’s a description […]
About 15 percent of the 650 hiring managers in a recent CareerBuilder survey said they wouldn't hire someone who failed to send a thank-you note after an interview. Another 32 percent ...

President Bush signed legislation that provides $6.1 billion tax relief for people and businesses reeling from Hurricane Katrina. While most of the tax-law changes apply to those in the hard-hit Gulf region, some breaks extend to charity-minded taxpayers throughout the country.

Issue: Right now, your organization's public image may be under attack on Web sites, chat rooms and blogs.
Benefit: By putting out such brush fires before they rage out of ...
Issue: Sarbanes-Oxley's focus on HR requires you to do more to help your organization comply.
Benefit: Helping your organization meet SarbOx mandates enhances your role as a strategic partner.
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If a superstar leaves your employment, you’ll have to muddle through. Take some of the muddling out, with these steps:
Issue: Recruiting "passive" job candidates requires a different strategy than ones used to attract active job-seekers.
Benefit: Choose the right words in that initial contact to prevent quick rejections and ...
When discussing hiring, firing or promotion decisions, make sure you can back up any claims with some proof. And impress upon others involved in such discussions to also be truthful and ...
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