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.
Issue: Take control of your department's image by creating a consistent internal marketing message.
Benefit: When done well, such branding raises your profile with execs and the rank and file, ...
When you or your hiring managers need to fill an open slot fast, it may be tempting to skip steps in the application process. But don't do it.
Follow the ...
Issue: Your Web site's "Career" page is the first (or only) experience that many potential applicants have with your organization.
Risk: Blow this opportunity, as many do, and those star ...
Issue: Courts won't look kindly on employers that OK an employee's FMLA leave but then change their minds.
Risk: In such cases, courts could grant FMLA rights even if the ...
Take two guys who’ve made it a big part of their “value proposition” to
hire military veterans, and you’ve got the basic leadership philosophy
at Home Depot. Vets are mature, disciplined leaders, says HR chief Dennis Donovan.
Run down this Marine Corps recruiting checklist to make sure you’re
doing everything you can to attract and keep the best people:
Issue: Who qualifies for protection under the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)?
Risk: Many supervisors mistakenly believe that women must be pregnant to be covered under PDA. Not true.
Issue: Some employers have begun firing employees who smoke and refusing to hire job candidates who do. Should you do the same?
Benefit/risk: Corporate smoke-outs can reduce your health costs ...
A spoken promise can carry just as much weight as a signed document. Courts may conclude that you entered into an “implied contract” with an employee or applicant if you directly or indirectly allude to that person’s long-term job security. Spoken promises of job security can even supersede a written “at-will” statement, which says employees […]
You may know that the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) says employers can’t fire (or refuse to hire) a pregnant woman because of her pregnancy, because of her pregnancy-related condition or because of co-workers’ or customers’ prejudices. Pregnant employees must be permitted to work as long as they’re able to perform their jobs effectively. If […]