Human Resources News & Insights

Rejected candidates could be the key to better hiring

There’s room for improvement in every company’s hiring process, and a lot of the answers lie with the rejected candidates. 

Hired applicant was the same age: How can he sue for bias?

As more people over 40 are searching for jobs in this economy, managers need to be more careful about giving the impression of age bias. As one recent case shows, courts are letting more claims from rejected applicants proceed.

Hired applicant was the same age: How can he sue for bias?

As more people over 40 are searching for new jobs in this economy, managers need to be more careful about giving the impression of age bias. As one recent case shows, courts are letting more claims from rejected applicants proceed.

Manager’s interview notes cost company big

Managers often aren’t too careful about the notes they take while interviewing job candidates — after all, no one else needs to read them, right? Wrong — they might be seen by a rejected applicant’s attorney.

Manager's interview notes cost company big

Managers often aren’t too careful about the notes they take while interviewing job candidates — after all, no one else needs to read them, right? Wrong — they might be seen by a rejected applicant’s attorney.

Who won this case? Candidates didn't like company's interview questions

As jobs become harder to come by, more rejected applicants might look for ways to sue employers. Here’s an example of two candidates who were convinced they were the most qualified, and claimed bias when they weren’t hired.