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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If you need to hire temporary workers, don’t wait too long to sign that contract. Temp hiring has increased in the past five months and the growing demand will eventually raise temp wages.
 
Author and consultant Terri Robinson reminds us of mistakes employers make — turnoffs that can "help your competitor hire your future employee."
The Supreme Court last month handed employers more power to set and enforce policies that deny rehiring to employees fired for misconduct. The court said such "no-rehire" policies are valid reasons ...
If you’re ever hauled into court to testify in a case against our organization, what you say, and how you say it, can sink our defense or make our arguments float. And don’t forget: More than your credibility as a manager may be on trial; you could be held personally liable for your actions, if […]

If you're hesitant to add new workers as you watch for economic smoke signals, here's one to consider: More of your competitors are flashing "Now Hiring" signs.

Quick quiz: If you hire temporary employees, what does your contract with the temp agency say about performing background checks? Is it your duty? Is it theirs?

Issue: Offering membership in a credit union as an employee benefit is now easier than ever. Benefits: Employees gain access to low-cost financial services. And you have a new, no-cost ...

If you need to hire temporary workers, don't wait too long to sign that contract.

Job interviews can be a legal minefield. One wrong question can spark a lawsuit. Here are five questions that can reveal more about the interviewee, without risking a hiring discrimination charge. 1. ‘Tell me about yourself.’ Open-ended questions can elicit more information than specific ones. When answering that kind of question, the elements that a […]
Quick quiz: What does your temp agency contract say about performing background checks? Is it your duty? Is it theirs? Too many employers don't know the answer. They simply assume a ...
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