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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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What to do if your current boss won't exactly cooperate as a reference
With unemployment rates at a 29-year low, you’re not alone in your hunt for qualified candidates.
Unless you're careful, searching the Web for job leads can turn into a mind-numbing time-waster. You can post your résumé in the wrong places or prepare lengthy e-mails that never reach their target. Here are some smarter ways.
There are six million illegal immigrants in the United States and tough federal sanctions against businesses that hire them. But your business can benefit from federal immigration law by taking advantage ...
If you’re scouting for new jobs— whether inside or outside your current place of employment—begin by focusing on the positions that most excite you.
After a financially strapped hospital turned over its collection and registration duties to an outside vendor, four female workers over age 40 lost ...
Houston police officer David Garcia was denied a transfer to the city's SWAT team even though his evaluations ranked higher than three of the four officers selected. One reason Garcia ...
If you use a test to screen job applicants, make sure it isn't unfairly blocking certain groups. Dupont used a written test for entry-level ...
Employees who work from home save their companies $10,000 apiece.
Protect your organization from employee lawsuits for harassment by focusing your attention on both preventive and corrective measures. Provide every employee ...
Dealing with disappointment in a job prospect
If you’re launching a job hunt for the first time in a while, here’s good news: Signing bonuses are all the rage.
Women mailroom clerks at several New York newspapers sued their companies, claiming discrimination in hiring and promotions. The women said the firms manipulated their hiring priority lists by routinely stopping any ...
The percentage of sick days taken because workers see them as a use-it-or-lose-it entitlement has doubled since 1995, according to a new survey by CCH Inc. As a result, the cost ...
An increase in age discrimination claims may be as inevitable as the graying of baby boomers. But some smart planning and good policy follow-through on your part can keep you ...
To be a better manager, try these tips:

The best way to probe

by on January 1, 2000 4:00am
in Hiring,Human Resources

When you’re interviewing a job candidate or weighing whether to promote someone, encourage them to analyze the past.
When the Resorts International Hotel in Atlantic City needed a full-time light and sound technician, the choice appeared simple. The two top candidates were equally qualified but, knowing that the casino ...
If you’re hunting for new hires, don’t just rely on the big Web sites such as monster.com and careerpath.com. Instead, periodically browse the Web sites of a handful of your competitors.
You check references before hiring, but ex-employers rarely offer honest opinions. So involve the candidate in the process.
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