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A short course of lectures
«The Hiring and Firing Question and Answer Book»

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