What Can I (and Can’t I) Say in an Interview? | Sessions

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What Can I (and Can’t I) Say in an Interview?
Tuesday 06/25/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Business (Behavioral) | Intended Audience: Mid-Level
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn practical tips to reduce/avoid liability that can emerge from the interview process as well as how to train their staff on best interviewing practices. 

So, you're trying to fill a position for your firm, and it's time for either Zoom or in-person interviews. While having a nice conversation with the candidate seems like an easy task, it's fraught with legal landmines for an employer. What can you and what can't you say? We'll discuss some of the subjects to avoid altogether, how to phrase certain questions so that they're legal, and explore new emerging trends in this area including Ban the Box and Pay Transparency laws.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to avoid discussion of legally protected categories.
  • What to do if the candidate brings up something you're not supposed to discuss.
  • The tricky areas of discussing current or former wages and criminal background.
  • Does the job in question open the door to allow for questions that would otherwise be prohibited?
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Lauraine Bifulco, President,
Vantaggio HR, ltd.