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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We all know that hiring managers are supposed to avoid personal or intrusive questions when interviewing job applicants. However, under some limited circumstances, getting answers to such questions may be relevant and necessary to the hiring process.

As long as hiring managers can logically explain why one applicant was selected instead of another, courts probably won’t question the choice.
Need to hire new talent but only have a bare-bones recruiting budget? Here is a checklist of low- and no-cost recruiting ideas that work in a strong economy, but are especially appropriate when money is tight.
Some employees who are quick to anger may not have the interpersonal skills needed for a promotion, even if they are technically qualified to do the job. If you choose not to promote a hothead, few courts will second-guess your decision ...

To stand out in today’s fast-paced world, organizations are realizing the importance of creating a compelling and engaging recruitment and employment branding strategy. Many best-in-class organizations are using video to reach their target audiences.

Here’s a tip to make new hires more comfortable on Day One: Before they arrive, email them a “cheat sheet” with the names of key staffers they’ll be working closely with.
You don’t have to accept any more applications after you have considered enough candidates to make a hiring decision—even if your sys­­tem still shows the position is open.
The New Hanover Regional Medi­­cal Center in Wilmington will pay $146,000 to a class of applicants and employees because the hospital erroneously regarded them as disabled.

Want to prove that you hired the best applicant and selected the right individuals to interview? Keep all the résumés you received for the position. They may come in handy later if you are sued.

Q. We plan on hiring a college intern later this year. Will we have to pay him or her?
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