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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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?
A recent decision by New York’s highest court highlights the value of spelling out the terms of employment in a written offer letter.
Do you use off-the-shelf pre-employment tests to screen applicants? Watch out! You could be setting yourself up for years of litigation if a disappointed applicant sues, alleging some form of discrimination.
The management team behind what’s left of Lenoir-based Caldwell Freight Lines just learned a harsh lesson: The EEOC will come after you even if you are no longer in business.
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