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October 31, 2011

Scary HR Practices

I don’t know about you, but it seems there are a number of television shows cropping up that aren’t depicting best practices when it comes to human resources.  Some of these shows – Mad Men, Pan Am, for example – are simply exemplary of how things were at that time.  Other shows – The Office, for example – seemingly just choose to ignore policies and political correctness.

Unfortunately, there are some scary HR practices that take place.  Whether intentional or not, they can sometimes put our organization’s at risk and create potential liability.  Here are some of the scary practices (or lack of) that are on my list:

  • Inappropriate interview questions
  • Not completing background and reference checks
  • Improper classification of independent contractors
  • Misclassification of exempt and non-exempt employees
  • Incomplete documentation of new hire processes
  • Not addressing and/or documenting performance issues

I’m sure you can add to the list, so please share with us!  In the meantime, here’s a clip from Dilbert for your enjoyment.

Dilbert – Involuntary Termination




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