People who seem perfectly stable on paper or even in an interview might not act that way on the job. A reference check--done properly--can help.It’s every business owner’s worst nightmare: You hire someone who looks smart on paper and seems fine in the interview, who then turns out to be a disaster. And not just a run-of-the-mill disaster. As recent incidents in Aurora, Colorado, and New York City have shown, it’s possible for heinous acts to be committed by people who, outwardly at least, appear perfectly well adjusted.Mental illness is a taboo subject on so many levels, and that taboo puts small businesses at risk when they hire. I have worked with some absolutely brilliant people who live with mental health challenges.
A reporter announces he’s gotten his dream job on his blog only to have the company rescind the offer in response. Who’s in the wrong?Etiquette, like Jell-O, takes a while to set. Take job hunting, for example. Looking for a gig armed with your resume and best suit is a practice that had been around long enough for informal rules to solidify
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