Hiring & Interviewing

Make a great hire? There’s more work to do

March 23, 2016
You just welcomed a new employee to the team. Whoa! Don’t just walk away just because you did such stellar work on the hiring end.

Don’t scare away a good job candidate

March 8, 2016
Here are the top mistakes hiring managers make that lead good job candidates to wonder whether they really want to work for you.

Find a ‘buddy’ for a new hire

February 8, 2016
Regardless of how you orient new employees, you should pair those workers with “buddies” on your team who can help new people find their feet. How do you know who to pair up with whom?

Glad you asked! Strange but effective interview questions

January 10, 2016
We asked seven leaders to discuss the out-of-the-ordinary things they ask job candidates, and why.

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.