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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Sept. 11 put a new kind of workplace violence on the radar screen, but the threat of verbal and physical attacks by co-workers, customers and spouses is still just as pressing ...
Charles Sledge, an African-American builder at a tire manufacturing plant for 23 years, was repeatedly denied the chance to interview for a promotion to mechanic. In every case, the positions were ...
Commercial Cleaning, a janitorial service, filed suit against a competitor for violating the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). The company claimed its competitor hired illegal aliens, helping it ...
A new national survey of 1,000 workers portrays sharply different views of how minorities are treated at work, and should serve as a wake-up call to employers. One key ...
Who are your employees? Seems like a pretty simple question. But, as in several aspects of employment law, the answer may surprise you. Two recent court rulings illustrate how, in ...
Anthony Mathis had 24 years' experience selling cars, but the application he dropped off at Phillips Chevrolet didn't even get him an interview. The dealership hired seven younger salespeople. Mathis ...
Layoffs that aren't handled well can trigger lawsuits, particularly if workers feel they weren't treated fairly. But a recent survey shows that businesses are taking many steps to ease the impact. ...

Even if you draft airtight employment policies and provide expert training, your company could still end up among the increasing number of businesses facing ...

Since Sept. 11, security fears have sent companies scurrying to do criminal background checks on job applicants. Many companies are outsourcing this function to Web-based reference checkers. But beware: Some ...
Woodbridge Corp., a manufacturer of foam padding, used a wrist test to help identify job applicants who might be susceptible to carpal tunnel syndrome. If applicants' test results were abnormal, Woodbridge ...
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