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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Hiring managers winnow the online résumés they receive by using keyword searches. Here’s how you can make the cut: Mimic job postings.
The average U.S. worker changes jobs every 4 1/2 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. So prepare now for what you’ll ask for during a job switch, even if you’re not aggressively job-hunting.
Kimberly Zanni, a 31-year-old-account executive, was fired and replaced by an older, less qualified woman. One supervisor had told Zanni that she sounded ...
Sheet-metal worker Roosevelt Harris received his jobs through a union hiring hall. During one assignment, he complained to the union that the company failed to accommodate his carpal tunnel syndrome. A ...
Three companies have recently settled federal charges of "document abuse" in hiring, with penalties totaling more than $270,000. The problem: Employers requested specific documents or asked for documents other than those ...
What to do if your current boss won't exactly cooperate as a reference
With unemployment rates at a 29-year low, you’re not alone in your hunt for qualified candidates.
Unless you're careful, searching the Web for job leads can turn into a mind-numbing time-waster. You can post your résumé in the wrong places or prepare lengthy e-mails that never reach their target. Here are some smarter ways.
There are six million illegal immigrants in the United States and tough federal sanctions against businesses that hire them. But your business can benefit from federal immigration law by taking advantage ...
If you’re scouting for new jobs— whether inside or outside your current place of employment—begin by focusing on the positions that most excite you.
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