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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Having a list of applicants’ references won’t do you any good unless you can get those people to open up. Don’t know where to begin? Here are a few questions for starters:   Is she eligible to be rehired? If not, is this because your company has a general policy on rehiring employees, or is [...]
A pair of recent Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) rulings provide two important lessons for employers: First, have well-written job descriptions for each position ...
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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