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.
When an employee or applicant claims she was passed over for a job because of discrimination, she generally has to show that she was clearly the best-qualified candidate for the position. Some will argue that cumulative years of experience trump other factors. That’s not always true.
The economy is like a pendulum, and when it starts to swing back toward prosperity, your organization might miss some of those talented employees you had to let go during the recession. Why not hire them back?
Many organizations serve customers who speak languages other than English, and thus they require employees to have specific bilingual skills. If that describes your organization, make sure you can defend the language requirement. As one employer recently learned, that may mean having to disclose otherwise confidential information in court.