INTERVIEWING

Prepare to explain each step in hiring process

09/02/2014

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.

What kinds of interviews do we conduct?

08/14/2014
More than half of employers screen job candidates before offering a face-to-face interview. Once real interviews start, few organizations let hiring managers wing it, insisting on some structure to the conversation.

When hiring, consider 'humility'

08/11/2014
Skills, experience and attitude usually top the list of attributes sought in a job candidate. But for Rob Daley, CEO of 4moms, a Pittsburgh-based baby products maker, humility comes high on that list, too.

Thanks but no thanks: How to safely reject job candidates

07/28/2014
How you handle the rejections can mean the difference between an applicant with a positive impression of your organization and one whose feelings are hurt—and who might decide to sue you.

Interviewing: Ask this first

07/25/2014
Want a quick read on a potentially great hire? Follow the lead of Omer Shai, chief marketing officer at the Israel-based Web development firm Wix.com.

Warn your hiring committee: Never discuss decision-making process with candidates

07/16/2014
If you haven’t already, warn everyone who serves on hiring committees or is otherwise involved in hiring-related decisions to keep their thoughts about the hiring to themselves.

Warn hiring committee: Never discuss decision-making process with candidates

05/28/2014

If you haven’t already, warn everyone who serves on hiring committees or is otherwise involved in hiring-related decisions to keep their thoughts to themselves. For example, they should never discuss the inner workings of the ­hiring process with candidates.

How much time do you spend looking at a résumé?

05/20/2014

HR pros in hiring mode don’t waste much time! Most spend less than five minutes reviewing a résumé to decide if an applicant is worth considering.

Seeking applicants with integrity? Ask 2 questions

05/15/2014
When hiring for a position at Baystate Financial in Boston, one trait they look for is integrity. Here are two questions whose answers can reveal how much a candidate truly has.

How to involve staff in the interview process

04/29/2014
More employers are having applicants sit down with key employees whose opinions they trust. Here are the pros and cons.

What's the full list of off-limits job interview questions in California?

04/27/2014
Q. We are looking to hire a new employee. Are there some questions I should steer away from?

Handling new hires or promotions from within, document every step of interview process

04/14/2014
Document every step of the interview process for new applicants and internal candidates. Make sure the process is uniform and that every interviewee gets the same treatment.

Use consistent interview questions to ensure fairness in hiring and promotions

04/07/2014
Here’s another reason to create a fair, impartial and consistent interview process: Your ultimate decision on who is hired or promoted is more likely to withstand legal scrutiny if you can show that each candidate interviewed faced the same questions and that each candidate’s performance was assessed by more than one interviewer.

Unprofessional employees? Re-evaluate your hiring process

04/01/2014
Expect associates to put business first while at work? Hire people who convey they'll do just that during the interview.

What should we tell manager who wants to ask inappropriate interview questions?

03/17/2014
Q. We have a manager who is really concerned about “fit” when we interview for his group. He wants to ask questions about hobbies, whether the candidate has a family and how that will affect the candidate’s ability to be at work. I’ve tried to explain that, due to discrimination laws, we should only ask questions based upon the job and its requirements, but he ignores me. What can I do?
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