Behavior-based interviewing: assessing absenteeism

No doubt about it - absenteeism takes a huge toll on the bottom line.  One of the best ways to combat it is proactively, during the hiring process.  Absenteeism is generally a habitual problem for employees.  By using behavior-based questions to assess a candidate's past behavior, you can get a pretty good sense of what [...]

Ricci redux? Supreme Court hears another fire department race case.

Last June, in Ricci v. DeStafano, the United States Supreme Court ruled for white firefighters who sued the City of New Haven after it discarded a promotional test on which they scored highly, claiming the city's concern about the test's disparate impact on minority firefighters amounted to discrimination against the white firefighters.  (See our blog [...]

The Top Five Reasons Not to do an HR Audit

1.   You’re not Sure what your HR Department Does and You Don’t Care One of the key areas of an HR audit is evaluating whether your organization has allocated an appropriate level of resources to HR issues and making sure the HR function is aligned with the organization’s strategic business principles. A well functioning HR [...]