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Wednesday, March 03, 2004

3 Years In the Making - Who is an Applicant?

Coming tomorrow to the Federal Register nearest you will be the long awaited proposed regulation defining an applicant for many job related purposes. SHRM is happy with the general approach according to their press release. The overview from SHRM on the critical issue of communications received via the Internet:
The proposed regulations suggest three criteria for an individual using the Internet for job seeking purposes to be considered an "applicant": the employer has acted to fill a particular position, the individual has followed the employer's standard procedures for submitting applications, and the individual has indicated an interest in the particular position.
If you subscribe to the BNA's Daily Labor Report you can get a look at the regulation in today's edition.

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