Effective Interviewing Techniques & Avoiding Legal Pitfalls

Written by Tom Erb on October 2, 2014

Session 1: Effective Interviewing Techniques – This session focuses on how to effectively conduct an interview to identify if a candidate is a strong prospective employee, while minimizing the risk of inappropriate or illegal questions. This session is an overview of the interview process; a great review for current recruiters, orientation training for new recruiters or others that may not be as familiar with the interview process. Session topics would include:

  • Creating a positive candidate experience
  • Cultural Fit vs. Technical Qualifications
  • How to identify potential red flags
  • Effective follow up questioning
  • Obtaining Referrals
  • Behavioral interviewing techniques

Session 2: Avoiding Legal Pitfalls in Hiring – Your staffing firm recruits and selects thousands of candidates each year. One legal misstep could cost you millions in fines and legal fees.  In this session we’ll review the major employment laws that impact hiring in the staffing industry while learning the rights and wrongs in:

  • Job postings
  • Applications
  • Interviews
  • Selection criteria

“But, I didn’t know” is not a defense. By the end of this session, you’ll know employment law in the staffing industry and how to hire right.

Duration: 98 min.

With a career spanning nearly 20 years, Tom Erb has established himself as one of the staffing and recruiting industry’s top subject matter experts. As a staffing industry consultant, trainer, and speaker, Tom has helped hundreds of firms create and execute sales and recruiting strategies. Connect with Tom on Google+, Twitter or LinkedIn.

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