HR Reference Manual Chapter 2: Hiring

HR Chapters

Published: October 9, 2019

Hiring
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See accompanying model documents below.

This material contains general information; it should not be used as a substitute for legal advice. Any attorney general opinions cited in this material are available on request from the League’s Research and Information Service staff. 

Review in detail the two major goals of the hiring process: (1) recruiting and selecting the best qualified applicant for the job and (2) compliance with all applicable laws to model best employment practices so the city is able to defend itself if legally challenged. Find discussions of advertising, interviewing – including rating applications and complying with veterans preference and other selection criteria, and making job offers. Discusses special situations such as pre-employment medical exams, child labor issues and background and criminal history checks.

Use these model documents with the discussion in the “Hiring” chapter: