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«The Hiring and Firing Question and Answer Book»

How do I select a background investigation firm?Should I test applicants?How do I 'bundle'' separate performance infractions?How do I interview technical candidates when I'm not a "techie" myself?How do I validate tests?How can an EAP (employee assistance program) help?What are my company's responsibilities regarding negligent hiring and retention?How do I handle employees who pattern their unauthorized absences around their regularly scheduled weekends?How can I reach passive job seekers online?Do candidates need to fill out an employment application, or will a resume suffice?GlossaryCan we terminate an employee for egregious behavior at a company party?What are the key employment laws related to hiring?Making the Final SelectionWhat are the three criteria used in selecting high-potential hires?What does it mean for an employee to be hired "at will''?If an employee gives two weeks' notice of resignation, are we permitted to let the employee go that same day?How do I handle job abandonment?Can I prescreen candidates with a telephone interview?What do I need to know before laying someone off?How do I compose a job offer letter?II. FiringWhat is progressive discipline?How do I harvest resumes from online databases?How can I encourage an underperforming and unhappy employee to leave the company when we haven't begun the progressive disciplinary process yet?Is it a good idea to remove disciplinary warnings from an employee's file?How do I conduct an internal investigation of an employee accused of misconduct?What is the best way to conduct an employee termination meeting?Common Questions About the Hiring ProcessHow do I select who should be let go?How do I interview Generation X job hoppers?Should I hire on the basis of gut feelings or vibes?Can I insist that new hires sign mandatory arbitration agreements?How could research firms and outplacement organizations help me recruit new hires?Online RecruitmentCan I lay off a substandard job performer rather than terminate for cause?Can I rescind an offer before the start date if I change my mind?How can I begin recruiting online without generating expenses for my company?How do I administer progressive discipline?Should I offer to provide displaced workers with letters of recommendation?Whatare the ten most common interviewing questions that could cause legal problems?Should I rebut a rebuttal or allow the employee to have the last word?What kind of notes should I take during the interview?What's the most effective way to deal with excessive absenteeism problems?May I deny employment to job applicants who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor?How do I balance the company's needs with the candidate's requirements?How should I complete Immigration Eligibility Form I-9?What does it mean to fire 'for cause''?How do I prevent candidates from leveraging counteroffers?How does FMLA limit my right to discipline employees with excessive absenteeism problems?What role should temp-to-hire staffing play in my organization?How valuable is outplacement as a tool to help my laid-off employees find new jobs?HiringProgressive DisciplineReductions-in-Force (RIFs) and LayoffsHow formal should an interview be?How do I initiate a campus recruitment program?Should I consider sponsoring foreign workers and offering them green cards?How do I make diversity a key goal of our hiring process?How do I ensure that the progressive discipline is fair?How do I develop an integrated online recruitment program?How do I maximize my working relationship with contingency and retained search firms?Should I institute drug testing for all new hires?Should I directly recruit candidates from competitors?How do I interview a candidate when I don't have a resume in front of me?How can I allay some of the anxiety and depression that come with termination?How do I announce that an employee has been terminated?What is an appropriate disciplinary time window?Recruitment ToolsShould letters of termination be specific or generic?What are the most effective fee-paid Web sites?Can a union employee demand that a steward be present at a progressive disciplinary meeting with management?What are the three biggest mistakes that interviewers typically make?How do I determine whether someone is an employee or an independent contractor?Can I dock a worker's pay for substandard job performance or unacceptable conduct?What if l suspect that an employee may react violently to being terminated?What records must I keep and for how long?What is behavior-based interviewing?Should a release or separation agreement be prepared for terminating employees?What are the most common kinds of disciplinary infractions?Will my displaced workers have any trouble getting unemployment insurance?How can I conduct an effective reference check?What if an employee refuses to sign a written warning?How do I determine what accommodations will be necessary for applicants with disabilities?What're the three biggest mistakes that employers make when documenting discipline?How do I structure an employment application to get the most information?Should I hire a background investigation firm?Will an employee referral program work for my company?Common Questions About the Performance Management and Termination ProcessWhat are letters of clarification?How do I temporarily sponsor foreign workers using an H-1B nonimmigrant visa?How do I negotiate fees and guarantee periods with search firms?How do I decide between two good candidates?How do I document my concerns on an annual performance review if I haven't discussed those issues with the employee in the past?How do I choose an outplacement firm?How could a recruitment brochure help me market my company to prospective new hires?How should I conduct internal investigations regarding sexual harassment or discrimination?What is a 'probationary'' period?How do I determine what level of progressive discipline is appropriate to the offense?How much notice am I obligated to give employees who are about to be laid off under the WARN Act?What do I need to consider when there are union contract "bumping" provisions?What are the advantages and disadvantages of recruiting on the Internet?How do I maximize exit interviews?How do I communicate the employment-at-will relationship to my workers?How should I retain Form I-9?How do I discipline someone for attitudinal behavior?AcknowledgmentsShould I allow an employee to 'resign by mutual consent''?What are reasonable accommodations?How should I write an online job ad?Will our union contract prevent us from outsourcing one of our departments?How do I increase traffic to my corporate Web site?How do I make the most of my corporate Web site?How should I handle poor performance?What questions yield the most useful information in a reference check?Am I obligated to have an affirmative action plan?Are there any specific questions that should become a staple of every interview?Can a nonunion employee demand that a coworker be present at a progressive disciplinary meeting with management?What's the best way to handle the actual layoff meeting with the employee?How do I take the wrinkles out of the salary negotiation process?What are the benefits of working with recruitment advertising agencies?InterviewingWhat's the most effective recruitment method?
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