Tag: interviews


How to Lose a Job Candidate in Three Interviews

A colleague recently interviewed for a position with a company known as a leader in its industry. Her experience serves as a wake-up call for employers that overlook the connection between communication and culture, and offers a reminder to all about interview style.

How to Keep Top Talent

Employee retention efforts are often focused on the employee population as a whole, when, in truth, you would prefer that some people head for the exit door.

Minimizing Common Problems with Interviews

In yesterday’s Advisor, we noted that the interview process is not without its problems. We started to outline some of the many potential pitfalls of the average interview, combined with some tips to minimize the problem at hand.

Touting Awards to Attract Job Candidates

Employer awards help companies attract top talent. Job seekers look for proof that a company is what it says it is, and awards provide validation.

Asking Absurd Interview Questions

Maybe you’ve seen lists of unusual interview questions. Jobs and recruiting site Glassdoor publishes such a list each year to emphasize that job seekers need to be prepared for anything during the interview process and show they can think on their feet.


Your Company's Image is Everything

I’ll never forget my first job interview. Hearing about how great this company was to work for made me want that job so much more. When I arrived, I had to wait a long time before meeting with the interviewer. I wasn’t given any information about the delay, wasn’t offered anything to drink, and wasn’t […]

Exit interviews can help employers improve their companies

Exit Signs: Employers Should Learn Lessons from Departing Employees

Job hunters are seeing glimmers of hope as the economy shows signs of rebound. Economic recovery is good news for everyone, but the downside for employers is that they may see some of their valuable employees taking advantage of an improving job market by looking for opportunities in new workplaces. When good people move on, […]

Supreme Court Rules Oral FLSA Complaints Are OK

Today, in a 6-2 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) antiretaliation provision protects not just written complaints but also oral ones. The Court noted in its opinion that it heard the case because of a conflict in the circuit courts over whether oral complaints were protected. In Kasten […]

Don’t Take Good People for Granted

I was reminded recently that it isn’t the next great talent that you find but the one that’s already in your organization that you’re able to keep that really counts. Think about all the time you spend writing the perfect job ad to attract the best candidates. Then you must screen dozens, if not hundreds, […]

Workplace Investigations: Finding the Truth

by Toby Tiner, Jr. Editors’ note: This week we feature a guest article. The editors of Maine Employment Law Letter think you will benefit from the practical insights of their colleagues. They have worked alongside Toby on many tricky employee-relations cases, and his ability to find the truth while treating employees respectfully has impressed them. […]