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Successful organizations understand the benefits of employing a team that truly embodies their culture. Hiring quality employees isn’t as simple as placing an ad, reviewing a few resumes and hoping for the best. While it’s important that prospective talent is thoroughly vetted, it’s equally important that the federal laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission are adhered to.

Understanding the Science and Laws of Hiring

Discriminating against a prospective employee based on that individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual identity, pregnancy status, national origin, advanced age, or disability is illegal. This discrimination can occur at any time, between placing an ad to terminating an employee. This is why it’s so important to rely on a Pre-Hire Integrity Assessment that’s EEOC compliant. A structured recruitment and interview process can also prevent any hiring pitfalls and ensure that employers don’t accidentally break the rules. When a candidate is chosen based on their skills and fit with the organization, rather than the gut feeling of the interviewer, it’s much more likely that they’ll be around for the long haul.

The Structured Interview

Conducting a structured interview process is another way to avoid mistakes in the hiring process. When all prospective candidates are asked the same 15-20 core questions, on a set timetable, everyone is evaluated on the same terms, leading to an unbiased decision. An effective structured interview rates each candidate in real time, ensuring impartiality. Of course, compatibility and enthusiasm for the position are important, but fortunately, these qualities can be assessed as part of a structured interview.

Hiring using the XFACTOR is an easy way for employers to find quality talent while remaining compliant with hiring laws. This innovative method utilizes a detailed job description, created in partnership with the employer, along with EEOC compliant pre-hiring tools. Prospective employees complete an extensive screening process, and only those who pass a structured interview are forwarded on for a face-to-face interview with the hiring organization.

Discover how easy it can be to make better hiring decisions. To learn more about the XFACTOR, download our free whitepaper, “Perfecting the Perfect Hire” below or contact us today. Based on this article, we recommend you read: Find and Hire Quality Employees in a Tight MarketTop Talent Without the Hassle, and The Value of Personality in the Perfect Hire.

NEXTAFF helps companies Hire Quality Employees.  By offering a complete range of temporary staffing agency services, we help your company – no matter where you are in your business evolution – raise productivity through hiring better quality employees. We are able to service all your staffing agency needs with local staffing offices in Raleigh-NC, Overland Park-KS, Kansas City-MO, Houston-TX, Gulf Coast-MS, Phoenix-AZ, Orlando-FL, Harrisburg-PA and Miami-FL.