Hiring & Interviewing

Careful with those words in job ads

October 13, 2015
Here are some innocent-sounding blurbs that were pulled from some actual ads—but what are they really saying?

Screen with care when hiring

August 7, 2015
According to a study, 65% of job interviewees lie about their academic credentials, 43% lie about their job responsibilities and 42% lie about their compensation. Here are some tips to help get your radar up to possible fraudsters.

Must we post all job openings internally?

August 6, 2015
Q. Do we need to announce all job openings in-house so someone can’t file suit claiming “pre-selection” or that he never had a chance to apply?

Any off-limits questions for references?

July 31, 2015
Q. I know it’s illegal to ask applicants certain personal questions. But are there any questions I can’t ask a reference or former employer?

Key points to remember when hiring

July 10, 2015
Time to hire new people? Check out these helpful tips before you start.

To hire or not to hire

July 1, 2015
After a team member leaves, it may be tempting to quickly replace him or her. But maybe it’s not necessary. Ask yourself these questions before rushing to hire.

Keep teens safe on the job

June 8, 2015
It’s that time of year when teens are trying to land summer jobs. If you plan on bringing any on to the payroll, their safety should be a priority.

Job requires travel: Any off-limits questions?

May 21, 2015
Q. We are interviewing for a position that requires a lot of travel that might be difficult for someone with young children. What questions are off-limits when conducting a job interview? — D.R., Pennsylvania

It’s time to stop interviewing candidates like a flailing fisherman

April 30, 2015
Instead of tossing out questions you’ve asked a million times, consider just a few that author and speaker Paul Falcone proposes to get past a professional façade and understand the human being behind it.

12 great interview questions

April 3, 2015
One of the best ways to tell if applicants have the skills to perform specific tasks is to directly ask how they’ve used those skills in the past.