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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These days, employers get many more applications for open positions than they can possibly interview. But each of those applicants is a potential litigant. If you use a complicated hiring process with two or more steps, be sure you can explain how each step relied on objective, unbiased assessments of applicant qualifications.

In hiring, it’s maybe the single most illuminating question to ask prospective hires. Here's a striking example.
Use these tips to build a referral program that will bring you top job candidates:
J.T. O’Donnell, the CEO of Careerealism, a career advice and job search magazine, has a warning for all you leaders out there: Your competition is going to steal away your top employees in 2015, and they will use one simple trick to do it.
When you are planning to interview someone, draft a script for how you want the conversation to go. Include your questions and plenty of notes. Then study the script well and toss it.
When it comes to spotting résumé fibs, hiring managers and HR pros have seen it all. According to a new poll, here are the most common lies they catch on résumés.
At the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa on Florida’s Gulf Coast, 70% of management positions are filled internally, and 18 employees were promoted into manager roles over the past year. HR execs there credit the resort’s “people before policies” philosophy.
The basics of good behavior still hold up today ...
Q. We’re considering hiring a woman from Canada to sell our products in Canada. We have no idea how to start the process of hiring a foreign worker. Suggestions?

Like many trucking companies, family-owned National Retail Systems is having trouble recruiting new drivers to take over for employees who retire. So it’s asking truck drivers where they are applying for jobs, how many jobs they’re trying for at a time and what entices them to fill out applications.

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