Employee fraud: Know whom (and what) to look out for

January 1, 2005
You may be surprised to know that U.S. businesses lose an average of 6 percent of their annual revenues to employee fraud and theft, and smaller businesses are even more vulnerable. So, instead of just trying to shield your organization from outside intruders, you may want to focus security efforts equally (if not more) on […]
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Steer the interview back on track if applicant strays

May 1, 2004
You know that certain questions are off-limits in a job interview. Just one wrong query, say about a candidate’s marital status or ethnicity, could run afoul of federal sex, age, race, religious, disability or national origin discrimination laws. But what do you do when a candidate volunteers such personal information?
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Weed out applicants with ‘silver bullet’ interview question

September 1, 2003
Issue: Interviewers often have one pet question they use to test an applicant’s quality.
Benefit: The right question can separate the contenders from the pretenders …
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When an appraisal is long overdue

May 1, 2003
If you haven’t found the time in a long while to review your people’s performance, should you just forget about it? Not at all, but as you embark on long-overdue appraisals, keep these points in mind.
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