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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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Employee-referral programs can be a reliable, inexpensive way to find great talent. But you probably don’t realize that they carry a hidden legal risk, too.
Janice Bryant Howroyd was the first to integrate her North Carolina high school, where her teacher explained “why Africans were so well-suited to slavery and how we’d be much poorer as a society if we went any further with this affirmative action.”
Beware of making every hiring decision by yourself;  it can yield a clone like staff with a poor mix of strengths and weaknesses.
Corrine Perritano regularly finds new managers from among her customers across the country.
Issue: Whether a marketing strategy can, or should, dictate your organization's hiring practice.
Risk: Any hiring strategy that appears to discriminate against a protected class is fair game for EEOC ...
Issue: With the economy heating up, headhunters are on the prowl for talent.
Benefit: Developing a strategy will position you as a big-picture person who's got the organization's best interests ...

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.

Issue: Luring stars from other employers.
Benefit: Good first impressions breed a high percentage of responses.
Action: Urge hiring managers to follow this three-step format when breaking the ice. ...
In what the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) labels a "landmark" settlement, retailer Abercrombie & Fitch is shelling out nearly $50 million to settle three employment discrimination suits ...
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