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Job Descriptions Are A Crucial HR Building Block

Almost everybody underestimates the importance of a job description. Most people, from what I can gather, tend to think of it like filling out a template. “We need a __________ with _________years experience who can __________. The ideal candidate will have __________…..” You get the picture. That is not a job description, it’s a candidate […]

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Austin City Council Gaffe: Check Your Baggage at the Door

So, that was embarrassing. Austin Assistant City Manager Anthony Snipes has been suspended after hiring Jonathan K. Allen, former city manager for Lauderdale Lakes, Florida to come and speak to the Austin city staff about how to interact with female elected officials. As it turns out, the story is even weirder than initially supposed. Allen, […]


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