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What You Should Know About Hiring Employees

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When hiring employees, imperative information, facts, and responses need to be gathered to ensure the potential employee will be a good fit for your company and will likely remain a good employee for years to come. Information you need to gather for new employees includes:

  • Professional references
  • Character references
  • Previous company willing to rehire
  • Applicant’s ability to work well with previous co-workers
  • Applicant’s job performance rating
  • Previous supervisor’s opinion of applicant
  • Enthusiasm for new position
  • Applicant’s knowledge about your company
  • Does applicant exhibit good communication skills
  • Does applicant have good eye contact
  • Does applicant appear to be knowledgeable about the position for which they are applying
  • Verify employment records
  • Verify educational records
  • Does applicant have a criminal record
  • Applicant background check
  • Applicant’s future goals
  • Does applicant need further training
  • Emergency contact information (including home address, cell phone number, home phone number, and email address)
  • Citizenship information, including filling out an I-9 Form if the applicant is hired, two forms of identification
  • If applicant is hired, you will need tax reporting information including full name and social security number

Chicago Employment Law for Employers

Chicago employment law for employers adheres to Federal Guidelines, which do not allow employers to gather discriminatory information that could influence an employer’s decision to hire an applicant such as:

  • Age (if above 40 years of age)
  • Race
  • Color
  • Religious preference
  • Gender
  • National origin

Goldman & Ehrlich will work with your company to ensure your company is adhering to all new laws and regulations for information you should gather when hiring employees.

Contact Goldman & Ehrlich today to learn more about Chicago employment law for employers.