Tag: job descriptions


Job Descriptions: Worth Doing or a Tedious Waste of Time?

Job descriptions—usually seen as just another task on the to-do list for HR professionals—are generally an underused resource. But you can rely on them for a variety of reasons, including recruiting, performance reviews, reasonable accommodations, and employee classification.

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It’s Time to Kill the Job Description

Most companies consider job descriptions to be a necessary evil. No one likes writing them, sure, and it takes a lot of time and energy to put an informative one together. But if you’ve got an open role, you need to have a job description—right?


Job Pricing Around The $47,476 Salary Threshold for Overtime Exemption

By Susan Prince, JD, M.S.L., Legal Editor In light of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) final overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a formal compensation administration program is an important management tool for ensuring that employees are satisfied, that both internal and external equity are maintained, and that control is maintained over […]


Could It Only Take 60 Seconds to Lose Top Talent?

Well, not 60 seconds, but 10 days according to internationally-known HR thought leader John Sullivan, PhD. He cited research by Officevibe.com and says that the best candidates only stick around the job market for 10 days! Check out his tips on what you can do with that limited time frame.


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.


10 Ways Employers Should Prepare for Final Overtime Regs

By Susan Prince, JD The Department of Labor’s (DOL) final overtime regulations are due out anytime within the next few months. Here are 10 steps employers should take now to prepare for the release of the final regulations.


Big Brother and Your Company Brand

During a recent webinar, BLR® asked John Sullivan, PhD, professor, author, corporate speaker, and advisor, a number of questions about employment branding. Today we present his views on measuring and monitoring company brands, as well as whether it’s worth limiting what your employees can and cannot say about your company.


Employment Applications—What to Avoid!

Has your organization considered your employment application from a legal standpoint? Sure, it needs to have enough questions to get all the information needed to assess the candidate, but what questions may present legal problems or employee privacy issues? Business consultant Bridget Miller has some advice for our readers.