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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Like many employers, you may have legitimate business reasons for hiring bilingual employees. Federal anti-discrimination laws allow you to target bilingual employees, as long as you use their language skills, not ...
Remind your managers: Contrary to popular belief, female employees don't need to be pregnant to earn legal protections under the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). Even nonpregnant employees can sue.
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Organizations that use the Internet to recruit employees should pay attention to these two developments:
Job-search search engines. Rather than bouncing around to several different job boards, applicants now have ...
HR professionals are well aware that many résumés and applications are full of exaggerations or flat-out lies. But while you review those documents with a healthy dose of skepticism, your newest ...
Starting as early as August, you'll be able to publicize job openings online using a Web address that ends in ".jobs." The Internet's main oversight agency just gave its final approval ...

If you're like most small business owners, your spouse does odds and ends around the office and pitches in when you need help. This is particularly true in the summer months when other employees take vacation leave.

If you're planning to hire your spouse, he or she (and your company) still must pay federal employment taxes on the wages. But don't let that scare you away from putting your spouse on the payroll. By shifting salary from your pocket to your spouse's pocket, you can successfully pay less in employment taxes than if you earned all the income yourself.

The best doesn’t come along too often, but the worst, the mediocre and the merely OK show up all the time. Thus, recognizing when to say “No” is more valuable than knowing when to say “Yes.” Eliminate poor choices quickly, and you save everybody’s time.
Assessment tools like pre-employment tests and simulations, once the exclusive province of the biggest firms seeking to fill their highest-profile positions, have become popular in all kinds of workplaces.
Issue: Whether , and how , to notify unsuccessful job applicants.
Risk: Spending too much effort on rejection notification can tax your resources, but poor notification can reflect badly on ...
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