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Vast Majority of Recruiters See Résumé Lies as Deal Breakers

A résumé is often the first impression a potential employer has of a candidate. Absent a referral or previous relationship, that piece of paper (or, increasingly, digital document) trying to list as many credentials and as much experience as possible is what will often make or break the applicant’s chance to move on to the […]

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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.

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Pros and Cons of Hiring Externally

In yesterday’s post, we talked about the idea that there are clear pros and cons involved with choosing to hire or promote from within the organization vs. hiring an external candidate. We took a quick look at some of the pros and cons of hiring from within. Today, we will continue the conversation by outlining some of […]

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Work Opportunity Tax Credit 101

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is designed to be an incentive for employers to hire people who frequently face difficulty finding employment. As the name implies, this incentive is in the form of a tax credit. As such, it is administered by both the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). […]