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Examine two ways that companies can recruit qualified job applicants. Determine which method may be most effective and predict how it could benefit the company when hiring new employees.
Methods for social media and online recruiting are explained, in over 200 words with a reference.

From a HR perspective, compare two different job descriptions. Recommend two changes to make the job descriptions more marketable. Provide examples to support your recommendations. Be sure to provide details of the job descriptions in case others want to use them.
A job description from Starbucks and a government agency are discussed in about 200 words, with 2 references.

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In today's "plugged in" world, two recommendations for companies to recruit qualified job applicants is via sources such as LinkedIn and professional associations. LinkedIn boasts that it has over 200 million users and has a Company Pages feature, where organizations can create a profile, to highlight benefits and perks of their work environment, along with available positions. LinkedIn also has "groups" where users can come together to discuss a common interest; such as their professional field of work. This feature permits companies to join groups specific to the area of expertise needed for their position. Another avenue to pursue for recruitment is to target the professional associations that represent certain fields. An example of ...

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This two-part case provides examples of how organizations can reach qualified job applicants, with the use of social media being the most popular venue in today's "online" world. Next, there is a comparison of two job descriptions - one from a private organization and the other from a government agency. The analysis on these descriptions provides recommendations for changes. The solution is over 400 words and includes 3 references.

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