Category: Job Descriptions

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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.

Can You Attract Talent with Job Title Buzzwords?

What role do buzzwords play when it comes to job titles? Today we’ll look at a brief article and an infographic created by Adler that shows how using buzz-wordy job titles might just bring you the talent that you need.

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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.

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.