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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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The Austin Fire Department has stopped hiring candidates from its 2012 candidate list now that the EEOC has declared that its hiring test discriminated against black and Hispanic candidates. The EEOC pointed to disparities in pass rates between the groups.
Recruiters at investment advisory firm Andrew Garrett are hoping to attract women financial advisors by telling would-be candidates that “no workaholics need apply.”
Here’s where HR pros say they attract the best job applicants, according to an HRSpecialist.com poll:

The career site Glassdoor.com does more than list available jobs. It also lets job-seekers submit questions they have been asked during hiring interviews. Behold 10 of the weirdest questions posed in 2013:

Q. We advertised for a front-desk receptionist opening and got 44 applications. Three were from men, all qualified. We’ve always had a female in that job and would like to keep it that way. We plan to interview five finalists. Must we include one of the men to avoid sex discrimination charges?
Online employment advertising rose 4.2% in September, the largest month-to-month increase since December 2012, according to the Conference Board. The group considers online recruiting a leading economic indicator.
There’s no shortcut for completing the Employment Eligibility Verification (I-9) form for each new hire, as a Washington state company learned recently.

Unfortunately, some applicants don’t take rejection well. That’s why you need to document what you did with each application. Something as simple as the fact the applicant didn’t fill out the form completely may help you if you’re sued.

Here’s why HR professionals who handle complaints and those who screen job applications shouldn’t share information with one another: It prevents needless lawsuits over failure to hire past employees or those who complained about hiring practices in the past.
Now that the federal government shutdown has ended, ICE inspectors are back on the job—and they’re looking for employers that don’t properly document their employees’ eligibility to work in the United States.
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