Steve Bates

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  • Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:31

    Experts warn that many organizations’ job descriptions are so poorly written or out-of-date that they fail to attract top talent, exacerbate skills gaps, curb employee development and reduce retention of high-potential workers.

    In crafting job descriptions, staffing professionals historically have focused on legal compliance and on laundry lists of skills and duties. In industries where hundreds of people might apply for every vacant position, some recruiters have found little reason to make job descriptions tight and bright.

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  • Thu, 08/08/2013 - 14:54

    The Oct. 1, 2013, deadline for employers to provide employees with written notice about new health care exchanges should trigger employers’ efforts to help their workers understand a wide range of pending health care changes, benefits experts say.

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  • Mon, 04/22/2013 - 10:23

    There are so many legal pitfalls to avoid when using social media in the candidate sourcing and screening processes, some employers might wonder whether it’s worth all the trouble.

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  • Mon, 04/08/2013 - 10:34

    There are so many legal pitfalls to avoid when using social media in the job candidate sourcing and screening processes, some HR professionals might wonder whether it’s worth all the trouble.

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