Your Employee's Hobbies Are None of Your Business

Lately, I've noticed a new recruiting trend — or maybe it's an old one that has just started to gain new prominence: Hiring managers are asking job seekers about their hobbies.

They're not asking in a normal, friendly way. They're not asking because they want to get to know their candidates better. Instead, hiring managers are asking job seekers about their hobbies because they want to dictate to job seekers what they can and cannot do on their personal time while working …