New Hire Interview Questions To Avoid Asking

Dental Interview Guidelines

Hiring new people can be difficult. We know it’s important to ask effective interview questions in order to determine who will be the best fit for your office. However, there are certain questions that you’ll want to avoid asking, especially from a legal standpoint.

New Hire Questions To Avoid

Below are a few questions to steer clear of when hiring new employees:

  • Previous married name (maiden name)
  • Number of children or their ages
  • Date of birth
  • Marital status or the name of their spouse or partner
  • Arrest record
  • Any garnishment of wages
  • Age or gender
  • Childcare arrangements

Many items on this list are common sense, but mistakes can be easily made. Even innocently asked questions regarding children or marital status can cause you problems.

Your applicant may volunteer information regarding any of the above areas, which you can acknowledge. However, refrain from asking any follow-up questions or offering up any of your own personal information.

Even with these rigid rules in place, it’s still possible to conduct a helpful and insightful job interview with prospective employees. Avoiding the questions above can allow you more time to ask relevant, job-related questions!

For information on hiring new employees at your dental office, or for any questions regarding dental transitions, please contact CTC Associates today!

Posted on Nov 7, 2016
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