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: 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.

You were annoyed last week when your company's sales manager quit. He'd been in that job for 15 years and didn't give any notice. But today, four of your best sales ...
What seems impossible is often no more than preconceived notions and “mental models” distorting what we see. Don’t believe it? Check out these examples:
If you’ve stopped asking the two most common questions when interviewing job candidates because they’ve fallen out of favor with hiring gurus, reconsider them.
Issue: Many organizations rebounding from the economic slump are rehiring former employees.
Risk: You face special legal dangers when bringing back people who were laid off, fired or quit on ...
Issue: Performing an HR department audit to gauge your organization's compliance and lawsuit risks.
Benefit: Head off legal action, streamline your HR processes and earn kudos from the boss for ...
Employees are not seeing their share of record-setting corporate profits, prompting more and more to leave for greener pastures as the job market improves.
Issue: More employers are testing job candidates by hiring them as temps first.
Risk: Temps converted to regular staff often fly under the radar of pre-employment checks, plus create other ...
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