Did you ever think a career choice could determine whether or not you are legally defined as a protected class? On March 24, this becomes fact as changes are made to the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA).
If you adhere to the systematic hiring process recommended, you'll stomp out the glowing embers of political intrigue that can burn a business to the ground. And you'll sleep better at night knowing that you can concentrate on leading your company forward.
If you are in a management position and have children, this is probably an easy question to answer. For those of us who are in leadership positions and watch others who have children, the question is probably also an easy to answer.
A considerate attitude is also important because the persons doing the hiring are the face of your organization and often provide the candidate's first impression of the company. Put yourself in the candidate's place and provide a good experience. Here are some tips...
Why is it that some truly amazing social entrepreneurship ventures never get off the ground? Or why do some concepts and programs with every reason to succeed and thrive only achieve a modicum of success, and then die?
Giving employees the tools to guide them through making an ethical decision, and teaching them how to use ethical principles to defend their actions in such a way as to show that this action was the "right" action, is a much better use of resources.
What if you didn't get the job because of the color of your eyes? Or because you were too tall? In 2014, this kind of hiring discrimination might sound absurd, but for deaf job candidates it is a difficult reality.
Hiring people with disabilities is a strategy that smart companies will want to put into action today. The voluntary self-disclosure form marks the beginning of an opportunity for both companies and job seekers alike.
Have you recently completed a pre-employment assessment? One of the typical Myers Briggs or DiSC tests where you were identified as an 'extrovert' or 'ISTJ' or 'achiever?' If so, you are part of the 33 million people who endured workforce evaluations last year.
Today, as we take a moment to think about how we can honor the great men and women that have served our country, consider hiring employees that will make your business smarter and stronger. Hire a veteran, and then hire some more.
Before you make that job offer and get ready to sit back and be the boss, make sure you have all your legal bases covered. With proper planning and staying compliant with the law, you will be able to grow your business and retain and mentor quality employees.
After the candidate has ticked all the boxes of what you need for the role and for the business, you need to step back, neutrally put your own interests aside, and ask yourself: "Is this job the next best step for this person in their life?"