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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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Some employers like to keep résumés and applications on hand just in case they need to fill a position on short notice. But running frequent ads to generate up-to-date résumés can backfire if you end up terminating someone, even for good cause. He might try to argue that your ad proves you were planning to fire him even before the supposed triggering event occurred.

One of the best recruitment techniques continues to be one of the oldest—a word-of-mouth referral system. Scott Wintrip says employers should remember these five truths about referrals.

According to a recent Business Insider report, here are the go-to questions of 12 top leaders.

What managers say during the hiring process can spell trouble later if anything they say sounds like a promise that induces a candidate to accept a job offer and the employer fails to follow through.

When a man applied for a dispatcher job at an Arizona police department, the required background check revealed an arrest warrant.

Legislation introduced in the Senate Jan. 25 would increase the number of H-1B visas issued annually to 85,000, plus allow as many as 110,000 more visas if there is employer demand.

Johnson & Johnson created an app, J&J Shine, to put information into candidates’ hands in real time.

California law AB-450, which went into effect Jan. 1, makes it unlawful for employers to consent to give access to “any nonpublic area of a place of labor” to an immigration enforcement agent without a search warrant signed by a judge, or to give access to employee records without a subpoena or a search warrant.

Forty-four percent of employers plan to hire full-time, permanent employees in the New Year and 51% will hire temporary employees, according to a new Harris Poll sponsored by CareerBuilder.

Employees sometimes think telling their boss they’re eager to advance is the same as applying for a promotion. It’s not. They will have a hard time winning a failure-to-hire lawsuit if the employer has a formal application process.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services say they’ll be ramping up workplace immigration and Form I-9 audits in 2018—but take note: Those audits won’t occur via email.

The Department of Homeland Security made headlines Jan. 10 when Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents launched coordinated raids on 7-11 franchise convenience stores across the country. The acting head of ICE Homeland Security Investigations told the Associated Press the raids were “a harbinger of what’s to come.” 

Scrub applications and résumés of information that may reveal identifying personal characteristics. That way, hiring managers or screening committees won’t initially know details that might lead to claims of discrimination.

When transgender employees notify an employer of a name/identity change, HR should treat the situation like any other legal name change, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced last month.

If you have moved most of your recruiting and hiring processes online, you’re in the sights of watchdogs looking for hidden or intentional age discrimination.

Unsuccessful applicants often believe they didn’t get hired because of some form of discrimination. You had better be ready to show that the person you hired was clearly better qualified. If you can do that, chances are a discrimination lawsuit will be tossed out fast.

Six out of 10 employers surveyed by Challenger, Gray & Christmas last year said they plan to add staff in 2018.

With unemployment at a 16-year low and job hopping at an all-time high of 28% annually, every employer is in a battle to attract, engage and retain top talent in 2018. According to a new ADP report, here are the key topics HR must pay attention to this year.

If you run background checks before hiring, the information you request may limit liability for the investigating firm you use.

According to a new CareerBuilder survey, companies last year lost an average of $14,900 every time they made a hiring mistake.

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