Tag: Job Descriptions

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Emphasize Exempt Duties in Your Job Descriptions for Exempt Positions

Job descriptions are important for several reasons, including providing evidence of the exempt nature of positions classified as exempt under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This article discusses ways of emphasizing the “exemptness” of positions classified as exempt under the FLSA’s executive and the administrative exemptions.

4 SEO Phrases You Need to Know for Job Postings

It’s no secret that jobseekers are turning to the Internet to look for jobs, but if your job postings aren’t up to snuff, search engines may be overlooking them entirely. In order to get your job ads out in the open, you should be adopting good search engine optimization (SEO) strategies.

Tips for Recording Video Job Descriptions on a Budget

In yesterday’s article, we covered the items you would need to produce a video job description on a budget. As Sean Gordon, Chief Executive Officer at HIRENAMI, pointed out, you don’t have to break the bank in order to produce an impactful video. All you need is a smartphone! Here, we’ll uncover how you can […]

Be Careful How You Word Your Job Ads, or Risk Violating Title VII

A little-known and rarely litigated provision in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment agencies from printing or publishing “any notice or advertisement” that indicates “any preference, limitation, specification, or discrimination, based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin” unless the protected category is a bona fide occupational qualification.

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Recent 7th Circuit Case Highlights Best Practices for Accommodating Disabilities

Reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can be a difficult area for employers to navigate. A recent case from the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin—provides a helpful example of how you should clearly spell out job requirements and qualifications so you can better respond to potential […]

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Are Job Descriptions 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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Is It Time to Kill the Job Description?

If you have a job opening, you need a job description? Right? Not necessarily! Let’s take a step back and examine the assumption that job descriptions are a useful piece of the recruiting puzzle.