INTERVIEWING

Survey: Candidates dislike the hiring experience

07/03/2017
Job applicants want to come work for you, but you’re not making it easy. That’s one of the conclusions to be drawn from a new CareerBuilder.com survey addressing how the candidate experience could be improved.

New York City labor update: Pay history, written contracts

06/19/2017
If you have employees in New York City, be aware of two new laws affecting your operations there. The first new law bars you from asking applicants about their prior compensation history. The second requires you to provide contract workers with a written agreement.

Sticky notes = sticky problem: Keep ageist opinions off applications

06/15/2017
By now, managers and HR reps probably know to avoid writing anything on applications or résumés that could be interpreted as discriminatory based on race, sex, religion, age or disability. It’s also unwise to attach sticky notes that imply bias.

Top 10 employment application mistakes employers make

06/13/2017
Employment applications may seem innocuous, but they contain a number of minefields of which employers should be aware. In general, avoid asking applicants questions that elicit information that cannot be considered when making a hiring decision.

Never, ever say a word about applicant's age

05/24/2017
You may see more older workers seeking open positions in your organization. How you treat those applicants can mean the difference between winning or losing an age discrimination lawsuit.

NYC bars employers from asking about salary history

05/16/2017
Starting in the fall, New York City employers will no longer be able to ask about a job applicant’s salary history before making a conditional employment offer.

Chamber of Commerce sues Philadelphia over wage law

05/10/2017
The Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia has filed a lawsuit against the city seeking to block implementation of a new law that forbids asking for an applicant’s salary history

Listen close to interviewees' grammar

03/12/2017
Mark Murphy has advised on the hiring processes at hundreds of companies—and in doing so, has slowly revealed commonalities among job candidates when they speak during interviews.

State legislature may kill Philly's pay ordinance

03/03/2017
Legislative action in Harrisburg could moot the new law banning employers from asking potential hires about their salary histories.

Take--and retain--detailed notes during interviews

02/27/2017
Make absolutely certain that you retain copies of all interview questions and notes. You may need them to prove how you made hiring decisions.

One interview question that reveals true character

02/23/2017
In a recent Ted Talk, Wharton professor Adam Grant said one question asked during job interviews can help you identify the real givers.

Torn between two applicants? Here's how to pick a winner

02/23/2017
Hiring is rarely easy, and it’s particularly difficult when you have narrowed the choice to two strong candidates. How do you make the decision between two apparently equal applicants?

Is it time to stop asking about salary history?

02/16/2017
The movement in state and local governments to ban questions about past pay is quickly gaining steam.

Ensure application process is absolutely clear

02/07/2017
Make it crystal clear how candidates should apply for jobs.

Is there a problem with requiring applicants to meet height and weight standards?

01/30/2017
Q. May we impose height and weight requirements on job applicants?
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