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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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Make your broad salary requirements clear from the outset when applying for a job.
Q. When interviewing for a job, I was asked, “What was the worst experience you’ve had with an employee and how did you handle it?”
Hiring managers are using structured role-playing more than ever.
Many job seekers fret over every line of their résumé. All that anxiety won’t necessarily make it better.
It depends. The EEOC, U.S. Supreme Court and Department of Labor have guidelines for deciding if you can use a personality test in hiring.
If you’re ramping up your hiring, you need to fill positions quickly and efficiently with the right people. By streamlining the recruiting process, you can plug holes faster without overlooking top candidates.
Q. I’m job-hunting. I am well qualified for the positions I’m applying for, but there’s one problem: I have a few gaps in my résumé over the past five years when I took time off for various personal reasons.
Jerry Colangelo, owner of the Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks, runs businesses that employ more than 5,000 people. His employees have ranged from basketball stars such as Charles Barkley to part-timers at ballpark concession stands. We spoke with Colangelo about his management philosophy and the lessons he has learned after 33 years in the business of pro sports.
Are you networking to advance your career? Don’t just rely on setting up informational interviews, mingling at professional mixers and attending trade shows.
Q. I’m an administrative assistant at a fast-growing firm. Our office could benefit by hiring a junior marketer to help our one overworked salesman. I’m taking marketing classes to improve my skills. How can I convince management to create this position and promote me into it?
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