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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Issue: Offering membership in a credit union as an employee benefit is now easier than ever. Benefits: Employees gain access to low-cost financial services. And you have a new, no-cost ...

If you need to hire temporary workers, don't wait too long to sign that contract.

Job interviews can be a legal minefield. One wrong question can spark a lawsuit. Here are five questions that can reveal more about the interviewee, without risking a hiring discrimination charge. 1. ‘Tell me about yourself.’ Open-ended questions can elicit more information than specific ones. When answering that kind of question, the elements that a [...]
THE LAW. The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 makes it your responsibility to hire only people who can legally work in the United States. That includes U.S. ...
Courts typically say that grooming policies (such as those that deal with hair or beards) violate federal discrimination law if they disproportionately affect
a protected class and if the company ...
THE LAW. Workers' compensation insurance provides compensation to employees for loss of income and for medical payments when they're injured on the job. A state workers' comp law covers most ...
Issue: Programs that scan rÃ??sumÃ??s and applications can speed the hiring process but open you to bias lawsuits.
Risk: Your system could, unknowingly, reject a disproportionate number of applicants from ...
Issue: Interviewers often have one pet question they use to test an applicant's quality.
Benefit: The right question can separate the contenders from the pretenders ...
Issue: With the job market flooded with experienced and skilled people, the temptation rises for hiring managers to use "overqualified" as a weeding-out method.
Risk: Courts could view your use ...
Issue: Overweight employees cost you more in health care costs, and new research proves it. But you can't discriminate against them.
Risk: More courts are saying that obesity is a ...
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