You should well versed of restaurant guidelines for pre-employment inquiries you can and can not say or do when interviewing a prospective employee. There are acceptable ways to evaluate if the applicant would be the best applicant for the position you are hiring. For this information, we are going to look at is 20 restaurant guidelines for pre-employment inquiries. Just make sure if the applicant has told you about disabilities or any other information about themselves you don’t go down that path and carry on a conversation. After you have made a job offer that you may ask for certain proofs. They must pertain to that they can perform the tasks involved in performing the job.
Let’s look at the 20 restaurant guidelines for pre-employment inquiries:
1. Arrest Records
There are no acceptable questions you should be asking about a person arrest records. If you are the owner, I suggest you have it on your application.
If you ask this question to all the applicants, I suggest you may want an availability sheet that the applicant fills out. If weekends are a must then make sure, you ask this up front to all applicants. But stay away from any religious observance
I would stay away from asking the applicant if they have child care for their children especially female applicants. If you ask it of all your applicants, and this is part of your practice I would just stay away asking if they have childcare.
The only concern here is if the applicant is eligible to work in the United States under terms of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. If you are asking, then it should be a “yes” or “no” answer.
5. Conviction Records
Again an arrest record or a conviction record are the same, and it should be on your application.
6. Creed of Religion
There are no acceptable questions that you should ask unless it is an occupational qualification
7. Family Status
If you are asking, make sure it is asked to all applicants. Now if there are responsibilities and commitments which will prevent them from meeting the work schedule then make sure you’re asking regardless of sex.
8. Height and Weight
There are no reasons to ask about their height and weight unless it is job-related.
Only time to ask is if it is job related.
10. Marital Status
There isn’t any reason to ask about their marital status
11. Military Service
Stay away from asking about the type or condition of discharge
You may ask if the applicant has worked under different name or names
Only time to ask is if it is related to the job
14. Personal Traits
There is motivation, ambitions and interest in the trade, accept direction, attitude related instruction, maturity, personality, communicating qualities as attractiveness and neatness are acceptable subjects of pre-employment inquiries
Never before hiring
Never go there
17. Race or Color
Never go there
Character references are acceptable
19. Relative / Friends
If already employed
20. Workers Compensation