- Do you have an outdated — or no employee handbook?
- Be careful asking inappropriate – or the wrong questions during an employment interview
- Are You Using Outdated or No job descriptions?
- Are you conducting background checks on your prospective employees?
- Be sure you are properly paying overtime to non-exempt employees
- Are you consistently documenting work practices?
- Educate your employees on sexual and other forms of workplace harassment and discrimination
- Are you avoiding or inconsistently dealing with any employee performance, behavior and conduct issues?
- Formally evaluate employee performance and development
A bad hire can be one of the most damaging events that can happen to a company.
And a bad hire can happen with the best of intentions.
- Conducting reference checks, a criminal background check and verifying and validating information provided to you by a prospective employee can potentially save you immensely by avoiding productivity and financial losses, lowered morale and time spent dealing with performance and behavior problems.
- It is completely appropriate to drug test all candidates following a conditional job offer.
By not doing your due-diligence with prospective employees you may be inviting avoidable problems into your workplace, and possibly exposing yourself to a negligent hiring claim.
Verifying candidate information
is good business