Hiring

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    Hiring an employee can be one of the more pleasant tasks an employer undertakes. Unlike firing, applying discipline, or even making the tough decision of which employee to promote, hiring should be purely rewarding. Often, needing to fill a new position is an indication that a business is prosperous and growing. However, just like having fun...

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    Because drug use can affect your employees' health and productivity, it's important to periodically review your drug-testing policies. By implementing workplace drug-testing policies, you may be able to help prevent drug use before it starts, identify employees who need drug treatment, and reduce work-related accidents due to illegal drug use....

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    Effective interview questions should be designed to identify candidates who have the skills, qualifications, motivation, and demeanor to succeed in the job you're hiring for. Also, you need to be careful not to ask illegal questions or questions that could raise doubt about the lawfulness of your hiring process. This article reviews some...
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    Q I have been thinking about hiring an outside contractor to conduct social media searches on select applicants for employment at our company. To me, these searches potentially offer a great opportunity to weed out "bad apples" before they become employees and therefore much harder to get rid of. I am constantly amazed at what people post on their...
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    Soft skills valued as much as hard skills, poll shows. Seventy-seven percent of employers participating in a national survey conducted on behalf of CareerBuilder believe that soft skills (less tangible skills associated with one's personality, such as a positive attitude) are just as important as hard skills (skills that are learned to perform a...
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    Soft skills valued as much as hard skills, poll shows. Seventy-seven percent of employers participating in a national survey conducted on behalf of CareerBuilder believe that soft skills (less tangible skills associated with one's personality, such as a positive attitude) are just as important as hard skills (skills that are learned to perform a...
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    Soft skills valued as much as hard skills, poll shows. Seventy-seven percent of employers participating in a national survey conducted on behalf of CareerBuilder believe that soft skills (less tangible skills associated with one's personality, such as a positive attitude) are just as important as hard skills (skills that are learned to perform a...
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    Indiana's General Assembly recently amended the Indiana Civil Rights Act (ICRA) to prohibit discrimination on the basis of an applicant's or employee's status as a veteran. Although federal and Indiana law already provide substantial employment protections for veterans and military servicemembers, as well as their families, you should use this...
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    Soft skills valued as much as hard skills, poll shows. Seventy-seven percent of employers participating in a national survey conducted on behalf of CareerBuilder believe that soft skills (less tangible skills associated with one's personality, such as a positive attitude) are just as important as hard skills (skills that are learned to perform a...
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    Soft skills valued as much as hard skills, poll shows. Seventy-seven percent of employers participating in a national survey conducted on behalf of CareerBuilder believe that soft skills (less tangible skills associated with one's personality, such as a positive attitude) are just as important as hard skills (skills that are learned to perform a...
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