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How to Create a Legally Compliant Job Advertisement

Author: Linda Segall, Segall Enterprises

Hiring the right employees - the ones who not only have the knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs) and experience to do the job successfully but also "fit" into the organization - is key to an employer's long-term success. The hiring process begins with recruitment, which often means advertising for qualified applicants.

A well-written, up-to-date job description is the starting point for writing a legally compliant recruitment advertisement. The job description should identify the essential job functions, as well as the bona fide competencies (KSAs) needed to be successful on the job.