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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One trend that's increasing among organizations chosen last month for Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work for" list is the in-creased accessibility to company leaders. Examples: Genentech's Web site lets employees ...
Janice Bryant Howroyd was the first to integrate her North Carolina high school, where her teacher explained “why Africans were so well-suited to slavery and how we’d be much poorer as a society if we went any further with this affirmative action.”
Beware of making every hiring decision by yourself;  it can yield a clone like staff with a poor mix of strengths and weaknesses.
Corrine Perritano regularly finds new managers from among her customers across the country.
Issue: Whether a marketing strategy can, or should, dictate your organization's hiring practice.
Risk: Any hiring strategy that appears to discriminate against a protected class is fair game for EEOC ...
Issue: With the economy heating up, headhunters are on the prowl for talent.
Benefit: Developing a strategy will position you as a big-picture person who's got the organization's best interests ...
Issue: Luring stars from other employers.
Benefit: Good first impressions breed a high percentage of responses.
Action: Urge hiring managers to follow this three-step format when breaking the ice. ...
In what the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) labels a "landmark" settlement, retailer Abercrombie & Fitch is shelling out nearly $50 million to settle three employment discrimination suits ...
Issue: Legal problems that stem from inadvertent comments at the job-offer stage.
Risk: Imprecise wording of an offer could lock you into an 'implied contract' with the employee.
Action: ...

To keep hiring from stealing too much time from your boss's day, offer to interview promising candidates by phone before you set up an appointment.

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