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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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Are you sure about that

by on February 1, 1998 7:00pm
in Hiring,Human Resources

Many managers work well when they have all the facts. Trouble is, they may not know whether they’re operating with the right information.
When interviewing job candidates, beware of giving too much weight to factors such as race, cultural background, age, level of education, religion and so on.

Round up references

by on January 1, 1998 6:00pm
in Hiring,Human Resources

When submitting references to a prospective employer, don’t just list your old bosses.
If she promises to get back to you, ask when you can expect her call.
When presenting your résumé to a potential employer, don’t just drop it in the mail or send it on line.
If you’re selling yourself as a new hire (and it's a seller's market), you can put a gentle squeeze on employers to grant you the financial package you want.
An increasing number of states are passing laws to prevent employers from dumping current staff in favor of workfare applicants, for whom employers can receive tax credits and wage subsidies.
Walter B. Wriston is among the most influential American business figures of the 20th century.
Harvey Mackay likes to say TGIM: Thank God It’s Monday.
A handbook from the National Association of Temporary Staffing Services covers such legal issues as workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance, employment taxes and wage and hour issues
There’s an old rule of thumb that says line managers should always make 10 percent more than anyone reporting to them.
When hiring managers scan a pile of résumés, they often look for ways to eliminate applicants from consideration.
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