Category: Job Descriptions

You use job descriptions for everything from hiring to evaluation, so you want your descriptions to be as precise as possible. Use our tips to help you refine your job descriptions, stay competitive in your industry, and attract the best qualified employees.

Get More Qualified Candidates with Less Résumé Spam

by Rebecca Barnes-Hogg, SPHR, SHRM-SCP In a world where time is money, most of us lack the time and resources to wade through a sea of résumés to filter out résumé spammers and get a manageable number of highly-qualified candidates. One of the best ways to attract the best candidates and reduce the number of […]

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What is a Job Analysis?

Job descriptions can easily become inaccurate. Over time, many job requirements will change and evolve as the role changes and the business needs change. They can also change simply as a result of the employee taking responsibility for new tasks or from new projects that change the landscape of the role.

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A Crash Course in Job Descriptions

Creating good job descriptions is critical for most organizations. That seems obvious enough, yet this is a simple thing that often gets overlooked—especially when it comes to keeping those job descriptions continually accurate and updated in an ever-changing work environment.

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Who Owns Your Company Social Media Accounts?

With most companies turning to social media for business promotion, a company social media account is looking more and more like a company asset. Yet the lines of ownership are easily blurred. Consider these questions:

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Does Every Business Need a Succession Plan?

Succession planning refers to the idea that the ability to fill key roles in an organization should not be left to chance—the succession should be planned in advance. From the CEO on down, a business should be prepared in advance with a plan of who might fill each key role when the time comes.

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Contingent Workforce 101

Employers are facing tough decisions when it comes to full-time, part-time, and contingent employees and their bottom line. Some organizations are considering the possibility of employing a contingent workforce, comprised of temporary workers or contractors, to perform necessary functions. After all, payroll taxes, benefit costs, and other employee-centric issues may be diminished by relying on […]

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Risk Mitigation When Using Contingent Workers

When using contingent workers, defined as non-traditional and non-employee workers (often either independent contractors or workers leased from temp agencies or professional employer organizations), employers remove a lot of the hassles associated with managing a workforce internally. However, they also introduce some risks, especially since the decisions are often out of their hands.

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