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6 Effective Ways to Spot Labor Pooling Opportunities

Looking at job descriptions will allow one to identify similar jobs and, thus, employees with similar interests, skills, time constraints, physical work locations, and such. Job description will suggest who might be drawn to serve in permanent or temporary labor pools. In labor pools, all workers work together processing a particular category of tasks. The employees distribute tasks among themselves such that work loads are generally balanced and such that given tasks are allocated to those best qualified to do them. If it discovered from job descriptions, for example, that a number of secretaries in the organization perform essentially the same kinds of duties, it may be wise to move these secretaries into one physical space to process the work of many different managers. With a pooled rather than department arrangement, fewer employees will actually be required to get out a given volume of work. + read more


Job Descriptions for Determining Proper Spans of Control

If the job descriptions in a manager’s domain show that jobs are significantly different from each other, it is likely the number of jobs the manager should supervise is relatively small. If, on the other hand, job descriptions show jobs to be considerably alike--similar kinds of work requiring similar skills--it is likely the manager should supervise many of them. + read more


An Attachment to the Position

An Attachment to the Position Becoming attached to a position can happen when staffing for certain positions cannot be found, or when workers are out sick or on vacation. One employee may have to cover other positions while performing his or her own regular job, but the employee's job does not change during this effort. The job stays the same. It is just that now the employee has other jobs to fill in addition to their regular duties. Separate job descriptions should exist for each different position the employee covers. + read more


Job Descriptions: Their Nature and Importance

Job Descriptions: Their Nature and Importance Summary: Job descriptions must never become simple written reflections of whatever employees actually do. They define a pattern of behavior expectations. + read more


Your Job Listing Is Being Ignored for These 5 Reasons

Your Job Listing Is Being Ignored for These 5 Reasons Summary: Learn why your job listing is most likely being ignored in this article. + read more


10 Reasons Aggregators May Be Ignoring Your Jobs

10 Reasons Aggregators May Be Ignoring Your Jobs Summary: Posting your job listing to job aggregators is the easy part – making sure it appears where you want it to takes more work. + read more


13 Do’s and Don’ts That Will Maximize the Effectiveness of Your Job Titles

13 Do’s and Don’ts That Will Maximize the Effectiveness of Your Job Titles Summary: Learn how to write the best job titles possible to maximize the chances of qualified candidates finding your jobs. + read more


7 Ways You Can Create a Great Job Description

7 Ways You Can Create a Great Job Description Summary: To attract the right job candidates, you need the right job description. Here are some tips on creating a strong job description that delineates exactly what your company is looking for. + read more


How to Make Your Job Postings Seem Exciting

How to Make Your Job Postings Seem Exciting Summary: Find out what key elements can make your job postings more successful by making them more exciting to job seekers. + read more


4 Ways to Write Effective Job Postings That Attract Perfect Candidates

4 Ways to Write Effective Job Postings That Attract Perfect Candidates Summary: Writing an effective job posting online is an important part of the hiring process. A well-written job posting can save you time and money. + read more


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