Good hiring does not just depend on gut feelings or having multiple interviews; good hiring also depends on the procedures you have in place for the hiring process. Some good hiring practices are as follows.
· It is not a good practice to hire on the jobsite. It greatly limits an employer’s ability to follow a structured and fair hiring process.
· There are legal responsibilities for the employer once a job has been offered and the employee starts working.
· Job applications provide a consistent format with the same questions that must be answered by each applicant.
· Resumes that are created by individuals highlight work related success stories but, do not describe the particular skills needed to perform tasks.
· Get authorizations to verify information.
· Contact references.
· Do background checks.
· Verify eligibility to work (I-9).
· Explain and conduct drug/alcohol testing.
· Have the completed application and copies of the job description in which you are hiring for available at the interview.
· If the direct supervisor is available have him or her attend or conduct the interview.
· Have questions prepared ahead of time.
· Ask about any gaps in employment.
· Ask about valid licenses or certifications.
· Ask questions directly about the job duties and tasks.
· Be clear the job offer is “At Will.”
· Make job offers in writing, include the specify position, duties, salary and any bonus or incentive pay.
· Include statement: The details of this job offer are subject to all hiring and employment requirements and include verification of employment eligibility and drug testing results.