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: Applicants are taking résumé fraud to a new high-tech level.
Risk: Hackers could alter an applicant's school records, undermining your background check ...
If your organization has offered little or no severance pay, now's a good time to beef up that benefit.
Reason: Choppy economic conditions the past few years saw many employees ...
At age 8, Michael Dell answered an ad in a comic book promising a high school diploma by taking a simple test. The saleswoman who showed up at the Dells’ door a few weeks later nearly fainted when “Mr.Michael Dell” turned out to be a kid in a red bathrobe.
Issue: You probably track several HR-related numbers, but are you sure you're tracking the right ones? Benefit: By tracking the right metrics, you enhance your perception as a strategic partner. ...
Caution your hiring managers to avoid making, or even hinting at, guarantees to prospective employees about long-term job commitments. "Talking up" permanence to lure applicants could crush your ability to fire ...
Noncompete agreements are easier signed than enforced. So your noncompete restrictions must give the person a "reasonable opportunity" to pursue a livelihood in his or her chosen field.
What's considered ...
As a manager, you need to let employees express their religious beliefs while, at the same time, making sure those expressions don’t infringe on the rights of co-workers or the organization. That task is more difficult than ever. Why? Employee claims of religious discrimination in the workplace have nearly doubled in the past decade. The […]
THE LAW. Regular attendance is obviously a key job function for most of your employees. But despite your freedom to set and enforce attendance rules, you also face key legal ...
Chances are, at least one employee you know suffers from a drug or alcohol problem. In fact, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 6 million people regularly show up for work while under the influence. If you suspect one of your employees has a problem, don’t immediately confront the employee or insist that […]
Issue: Cheap new products make it easier to thwart workplace drug tests. Risks: You could inadvertently be adding more substance abusers to the payroll. Action: Thwart drug-test cheaters with ...
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