Legal Interviewing: Asking The Right Questions
What You Can and Can't Ask in an Interview
19 min | by Training ABC
Employees, managers, and supervisors involved in the hiring process must be well versed in the legal aspects of questions and statements made throughout the process. This training guides interviewers on what is acceptable and what is unacceptable as it relates to the process of onboarding new hires.
It is critical that Employees involved in the hiring process must understand employment laws related to interviewing and it’s critical they be aware of what constitutes a legal and, more importantly, an illegal question. Legal Interviewing: Asking the Right Questions covers the interview process in-depth and will help managers and supervisors avoid the legal landmines that would otherwise place the organization in jeopardy.
Legal Interviewing: Asking the Right Questions covers questions related to:
- Sexual Orientation
- Marital/Family Status
- Arrest and Criminal Records
- Physical Appearance
- Military Service
- Group and club affiliations
Along with many samples of questions that can or cannot be asked, this program provides tips for avoiding potential legal conflicts, including:
- Having a pre-written interviewing script.
- Taking notes.
- Ignoring unwanted candidate interjections.
- Keeping questions the same for different candidates.
- Being consistent and allotting each candidate the same amount of interviewing time.
Make sure managers and supervisors involved in the hiring of employees are well versed in the legal aspects of the process, from recruitment to interviewing. This training guides viewers on what is acceptable and what's not as it relates to staffing an organization.
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