Recruiting is a big deal for small business. But asking the wrong interview questions can land you and your business in hot water. What are the things you can't ask candidates?
Family plans (i.e. plans to have a baby)
Physical or mental disability status (unless it directly impacts the role)
Union membership status
So, what can I ask?
Questions around this area that are perfectly fine to ask:
Are you an Australian citizen/have the right to work here?
Can you speak Chinese (e.g.)? (if the role requirements have specific need for it)
What are your social media accounts? (although the employee isn’t compelled to give over information)
Why did you leave your previous role?
Do you have a criminal record? (depends on state, and if it’s relevant to the requirements of the role)
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