Use this checklist to prepare and manage the hiring process. Thoughtful preparation can reduce your liability; protect your at-will employment relationships; and reduce your odds of negligent hiring claims.
Use Good Selection Practices. Before selecting a new employee, determine what background information you might need for the particular job. Checking references is always a good start. Document your attempts to obtain reference information.
Things to listen for during the phone interviews:
Conduct in-person interviews. Sample Employment Interview Questions
Evaluate candidates against objective criteria.
Schedule the first day of work and prepare required new employee paperwork. New Employee Orientation and Onboarding Checklist
Assign team lead for new-employee orientation and training schedule. See Required Employee Training
Notify candidates who were not selected. Keep a record of applications, interview notes and actions taken (must be retained for one year for applicants not hired).
New Employee Welcome and Onboarding. Prepare for your employee's first day. Have an orientation program in place so you can take care of all the required paperwork, provide the proper training and make the new employee feel welcome.
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