Successful Interviewing: Techniques for Hiring, Coaching, and Performance Management Meetings

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Legal Concerns
Learning ObjectivesBy the end of this chapter, you should be able to:
Define five pieces of key federal legislation.
Apply effective guidelines to conducting legal interviews.
Cite examples of both effective and ineffective interview documentation.

INTRODUCTION

If you're not an HR practitioner or an attorney, you may be tempted to skip this chapter. Many who do not specialize in human resources erroneously assume that they are not responsible for legal matters. That may be the case when it comes to some aspects of the law as it relates to business, but not with regard to equal employment opportunity (EEO) legislation. In fact, since EEO impacts every aspect of a person's relationship with an organization, anyone who has anything whatsoever to with any aspect of employeremployee relations must have a basic knowledge and understanding of EEO laws. Areas that are impacted include recruiting, interviewing, hiring, orientation, performance evaluations, salary reviews and increases, internal job changes, grievances, disciplinary matters, and termination. The types of interviews that are effected by EEO laws include screening, campus, employment,

Information contained in this section is not intended to represent legal advice and is current as of
this writing.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • About This Course ix
  • How to Take This Course xi
  • Pre-Test xiii
  • 1: Interviewing Basics 1
  • 2: Legal Concerns 31
  • 3: Questioning Techniques 61
  • 4: How to Get the Most Out of Every Interview 85
  • 5: Applicant-Related Interviews 109
  • 6: Employee-Related Interviews 133
  • 7: Assessment and Change-In-Status Interviews 153
  • 8: Dealing with Different Applicant Types 173
  • Bibliography 191
  • Post-Test 193
  • Index 199
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