Safe Hiring: How to Avoid Bad Hires- REVISED FOR 2017

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These are tough times for employers. You can be held responsible if you knew – or should have known – that someone you hired might pose an undue threat of harm to others. Yet, during the hiring process, you are required to navigate through a number of legal guidelines that are in place to protect the privacy of your applicants. Learn what to look for on application forms and why it's a bad idea to rely on resumes alone; five powerful interview questions that will discourage applicants who have something they're planning to hide; why you need to check references every time — even when you can't get many details from former employers; what kinds of background checks you should consider, and how to stay within legal guidelines if you make them; and how to keep the costs of safe hiring practices low, and what things you can do yourself with very little added time or effort.