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It can be stressful to interview candidates to fill an open role at your company. Maybe your boss is on you to hire someone who’s absolutely perfect as soon as possible. Maybe you don’t have a ton of experience yet in conducting interviews. Whatever the case, there’s a lot to take under consideration when you’re the one in charge of interviewing. For instance, “What questions can you not ask in an interview?” may very well be running through your mind given its legal ramifications. Knowing exactly which interview questions are off-limits (and which are fine to ask) will boost your confidence as you continue to search for the ideal new hire.
If you’re reading this, let me be the first to tell you how sorry I am. Getting fired feels crappy, disheartening, hurtful, and all the other bad, sad words. But here’s what I want you to do. First, let yourself fumble for a minute. Then, pick your head up — sometimes getting fired is a blessing in disguise. If you think termination is around the corner, we’ll teach you how to prepare to be fired and what to do next so you land somewhere even better.
Do you ever feel like your life is like one of those rom-com movie scene openers? You know, the ones where the main character rolls out of bed, awakened by a casually upbeat theme song, sulks their way to the coffee pot, and then trudges toward their computer to begin yet another boring day at work?
When you think about it, turning down a job offer is not the worst position you could be in. If you’ve been lucky enough to consider multiple job offers, well, then you’re lucky enough.
Usually when you think of your dream hire, you think of someone who is respectful, trustworthy, reliable, and has sound judgment, right? As you envision your ideal candidate with these qualities, the last person you think of is someone with a criminal record.
Currently, job searchers are putting extra effort into researching employers. The information they find plays a major role in whether they will pursue an opportunity with you or look for jobs elsewhere. That is why it is now more important than ever to be proactive and intentional when showcasing your workforce and workplace culture. Having a well crafted employer branding strategy can help you strategize and influence your potential candidates so they see your business in the best light. But in order to do that, you should be aware of some of the most common mistakes that employers make.
Terminating an employee is an inevitable part of doing business. Whether you’re re-structuring your department or you’ve identified a few employees who’re not living up to your expectations, letting people go is necessary for keeping your workforce healthy and thriving.