Know What You Can and Can’t Ask During an Interview and How to Hire
Interviewing Dos and Don’ts: Questions You Must Ask and Questions You Must Avoid Before and During the Interview
Unfortunately, most employers don’t learn until it is too late which questions to avoid so they stay out of trouble when interviewing prospective employees. Have you asked an interviewee, “Do you have children?” Guess what? BIG MISTAKE. Just as you need to be careful with interview questions, you need to be careful with questions you ask on your application. Applications are very important for two reasons.
- Applications are the first line of defense against discrimination claims. Even if you don’t have a job opening, if someone stops by and asks to fill out an application, you must give them one.
- The bottom of your application provides you with two opportunities. First, when you ask an applicant to sign and attest that they’ve provided accurate information, you put them on notice that inaccurate or misleading information could lead to dismissal. Second, you alert applicants to your mandatory arbitration policy, if you have one (Important note: Your one or two paragraph arbitration policy is NOT enforceable. Learn more about dispute resolution and mandatory arbitration policies in our Special Report).
What Else Should You Avoid While Interviewing?
If you offer an application that asks about arrest records and high-school graduation dates, you’re looking for trouble. Why? Expand your knowledge with our Guide to Interviewing Dos and Don’ts, an excerpt from CEDR’s Hiring Guide.
The Hiring Checklist: What to do and When to do it, Everytime You Hire
When you hire, you need to document your search from beginning to end. That’s because the best way to avoid legal entanglements is to document, document, document. Hiring documentation can include mountains of paper applications, your notes, and the new hire forms that your new employee will need to fill out on his or her first day of work. But how do you keep everything straight? CEDR’s Hiring Checklist! Use it every time you bring someone on board. It can help you stay on top of the process from the pre-hire stage through training. Access the Hiring Checklist, a feature of CEDR’s complete Hiring Guide.
CEDR’s Hiring Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Hire a Great Team with all of the above resources and much more is available in one place. Cedr’s Guide to Hiring.
- If you don’t have the right employees, your business will suffer.
- If you hire employees that seem to be the same mediocre version of the one they are replacing, your business will suffer.
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