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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The U.S. Supreme Court's pivotal rulings in the University of Michigan affirmative action cases this summer provide some direction on how far employers can go ...
THE LAW. Pre-employment tests are an effective tool to discover applicant's skills or abilities that can't be gleaned from an application or interview. And ...
THE LAW. You have the right to demand a drug-free workplace, but employees also have reasonable rights to privacy. That's why drug testing and substance abuse prevention ...
Issue: Using school transcripts to screen applicants can lead to discrimination claims.
Risk: Without guidance, hiring managers can inadvertently use school records ...
Issue: "Intraplacement" involves the entire company in identifying job-growth opportunities for ready employees. Benefits: Boost retention, cut recruiting costs ...
Issue: Responding to employee harassment complaints is a high-stakes venture.
Risk: A botched investigation can damage employee moral and spark a lawsuit.
Action: Make sure you (or any manager ...
When weighing hiring decisions, make sure you don't consider the applicant's weight, unless it's clear that it would prevent the person from performing the job's ...
So-called 'salts' are pro-union applicants who try to win jobs in hopes of organizing a nonunion company. You can't simply reject such applicants because of their ...
Worried that poor grades and lax attendance might spell an employment risk, more employers are requesting applicants' school transcripts. Our advice: ...
Want to save your company some money, and look good in the process? Point out the tax incentives available if your company hires people from certain ...
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