Discover everything you need to know to make the right decision every time. Find out about the applicant's strengths, areas for improvement, ideals and commitment with these specific questions – all set out in an easy-to-follow checklist. You'll have no doubts about the person's ability!
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1. Are you disabled?
As a general rule, you can't ask questions during job interviews that elicit information about a disability, unless of course, not having any disability is an inherent requirement of the job. Always start with a job description that includes the essential functions of the position.
But you can ask: Can you meet the attendance requirements of this job
. Have you got AIDS? When last were you tested for HIV/AIDS?
You can't unfairly discriminate against applicants on the grounds of HIV and AIDS.
3. Are you close to retirement?
While it's legitimate for you to consider job candidates' experience, you can't take age as a determining factor. Unless there is a legal minimum, such as a position serving alcohol.
4. What is the origin of your last name?
You may not discriminate in hiring on the basis of race unless it is justified.
5. Are you married?
A candidate's marital status has nothing to do with his capabilities to do the job.
There are actually more than five questions you should never ask during an interview. Turn to chapter I06
of your Labour Law for Managers Handbook
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