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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Timing is everything, the saying goes, and for firms trying to hire it could make the difference between securing the candidate and losing out.
Job candidates realize that a great cover letter and résumé aren’t always enough if you really want the job — you need to do something to stand out from the competition.
Q. Some of our employees work in other states out of their homes. For completing the I-9 Forms, can I use a notary public to verify employees’ documents?

Q. I am in the process of interviewing candidates for an administrative position. This person would work very closely with me, and I need to trust him or her completely. Can I bring in a polygraph expert and use lie detector tests during the final interviews?

When it comes to analyzing employees, here are four questions that will be as effective in 500 years as they are today.
What does the U.S. hiring outlook say about the difficulty of finding and keeping good employees?
Like many CEOs, Ben Silbermann wants to increase the diversity of his workforce. But rather than take a half-hearted stab at attracting a wider range of job candidates, he has made a long-term commitment to results.
Like most CEOs, Justin Wetherill understands that you get what you measure. But he also knows that some aspects of the business, such as hiring and motivating people, cannot be measured with precision.
Don’t allow hiring managers to quickly sort résumés from disabled applicants into the “No” pile. It’s increasingly common, a new study shows, but decidedly unlawful.
Employers are having a harder time than ever hiring qualified applicants.
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