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How To Develop an Effective Job Posting

One of the most effective ways to make a great first impression is by developing an effective job posting. Many times, it is your first contact with a job seeker who could potentially become your employee and you want to make a good first impression. This post will provide tips and guidelines for developing a successful job posting.
Importance of a Title
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Creating a Well-Developed Job Description

A well-developed job description will be a key resource to help you review employee performance, select employees, develop recruitment advertising, and make sure your compensation is competitive so you can attract the best talent. Be sure in developing your analysis and description that you have adhered to all federal equal employment opportunity laws and applicable state discrimination laws.¬† If you have any questions, please consult an …Read More

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Guidelines on Keeping Employment Interview Questions Legal

As a general rule, any question asked during the selection and interview process must be related to the job and the function of that job. Even “legal” questions can be inappropriate if the employer cannot demonstrate a job related need for asking the question. Additionally, legal questions can also be improper if they are used to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability. For example, it can be …Read More

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Tips for Avoiding Illegal Interview Questions

The interviewing process can be tricky. It is important to ask questions that will provide enough information to determine which candidate is best suited for the job, while staying within the federal guidelines of what you are allowed to ask. As you may know, the federal government prohibits employers from making hiring decisions on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, age, political …Read More

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Criminal Records & Employment (Part 2): Save Yourself a Legal Battle and Don’t Discriminate!

In the previous blog, I spoke about ways that employers can make the entire background checking process easier and less stressful for potential applicants. In this entry, we are going to go over some of the more nitty gritty details about discriminating against an employee based on their criminal history.
Here are some quick stats:

Every year more than 700,000 people are released from U.S. prisons looking for work
Millions of Americans – one in …Read More

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