3 reasons why you still need to write job descriptions


Many an employer would love to get rid of the humble job description. Indeed, it may be hard for them to appreciate the job description’s continued relevance when they come to recruit staff.

Are Your Job Descriptions Attracting Mediocre Candidates?

Linkedin Talent Blog

Is the quality of people applying to your jobs better or worse than those not applying? His major theme is that no one is average and individual performance depends largely on the context of the job and the leadership skills of the hiring manager. Add taglines to your job titles.

Making This One Change to How I Wrote Job Descriptions Made Me a Better Recruiter

Linkedin Talent Blog

So, when I started as a recruiter and began recruiting for these roles, I had no need for job descriptions since I knew what the jobs I was filling were pretty much all about. It took me about a year to figure out a solution to my lack of job knowledge. Job Descriptions

Sales Job Descriptions: 4 Customizable Templates for Key Roles That You Can Use Today

Linkedin Talent Blog

Year after year, sales jobs are consistently some of the hardest to fill. With sales roles playing such a crucial part in your company’s growth, a strong and persuasive job description is vital to attract top sales talent. Account manager job description.

Your Hidden Weapon: 9 Best Practices for Working with Third-Party Recruiters

TO QUALITY CANDIDATES In a candidate-driven market, simply finding job. FOR YOUR INTERNAL TEAM With a third-party recruiter on the job, your talent acquisition team. They’ll help you write a job description that is clear, focused, and. partner do the best job possible by.

External Assessment Tools: Part Four of a Five Part Series on Recruiting

Applicant Manager

Today, we’ll be looking at some of the assessment tools available to us when our search for talent takes us outside the organization. When putting candidates through the assessment process, having the right tools is critical for employers. Simulation Assessments.

Unscientific Assessment: How To Use Phrenology for Screening and Selection

Recruiting Daily

Most of these ideas, of course, were total rubbish, but so too is the pseudoscience being peddled by most of the vendors operating in the assessment space today, too.

An accurate and effective job description is one of the main building blocks in any successful recruitment process. If you simply dust down an old role profile, update a few points and alter the job …

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An accurate and effective job description is one of the main building blocks in any successful recruitment process. If you simply dust down an old role profile, update a few points and alter the job title you will be missing a huge opportunity. Start with the job title.

Instead of Complaining About a Talent Shortage, Let’s Expand the Definition of Talent


Recruiting today misses talented people who may not directly fit the job description, or model of the “ideal hire.” Disability Discrimination Screening & Assessment Veterans Featured

4 Ways to Find and Identify Top Performers

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Finding Top Quality Candidates News The Latest Using Pre-Employment Assessment Tests Candidate Experience how to find talent quality job descriptions top performerSourcing isn’t for the faint of heart. It takes planning and forethought and, oftentimes, a list of keywords or Boolean search strings that help you narrow your search in finding the perfect candidate.

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

relationships, assessing fit and onboarding new. a job applicant. Job seekers are left feeling like the. person for the job. learning to scrub prior job descriptions and high- performing employee profiles to uncover the most. But in reality, the job.

Tips on How to Design the Right Interview


They measure job-specific competencies that are vital for the role since they are tied to the KSAs you identified in your job analysis and job description. Recruiting candidate assessments interview guide interview tips recruiting tipcs

9 Assessment centre exercises & practical steps to select the right combination

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Assessment centres have been around for almost a century now. What began as an evaluation technique during the World War 2 to select military officers, is now viewed as a prominent process to assess talent by organisations world over. The more senior the role, the longer the assessment.

How to Hire a Human Resources Pro: A Step by Step Guide


Here’s how to hire a top-quality HR professional at the right time for your company, from crafting a solid job description to what to ask during an interview. Job Descriptions for HR Managers and Recruiters. How do you conduct job terminations?

Small Business Hiring Expert Rebecca Barnes-Hogg on the Best Ways to Recruit Right Now


She’s been honing her recruiting skills since she was a teenager and made it her mission to help her high school friends find summer jobs. What’s the worst thing about the job? It’s about identifying what will sell the job to the perfect candidate. Rebecca Barnes-Hogg.

Five Steps to Optimizing Pre-Hire Assessments


In Aberdeen’s report, Pre-Hire Assessments: An Asset for HR in the Age of the Candidate , we learned that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all, pre-hire assessment approach to fit in with every company’s talent acquisition process. Some organizations require cognitive ability and skills assessments, while others benefit strictly from cultural fit and personality evaluations. Be sure the job description specifics are incorporated into the assessment process.

How to Design Candidate Screening to Match the Job


If you get 250 applicants for a job, perhaps four to six of those will make it to the interview stage. This hiring process started with a job analysis, and you’re about to see why. The answer: Pre-employment assessments.

Unconscious Bias is Affecting Your Institution

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Job postings with terms like “aggressive” or “compassionate” can be read as male or female traits. “Go-getter” For job postings, assessing and removing biased language is critical. Robert Wilson/123RF.com.

Why You Should Consider Removing ‘Bachelor’s Degree’ from Your Job Requirements

Linkedin Talent Blog

It’s become rare to read a job description that doesn’t have “bachelor’s degree” in the requirements, even when the job doesn’t necessarily require college-level skills. Think about it –– some of the most successful people , Steve Jobs included, don’t have degrees.

Five Strategies to Effective Recruiting in a Candidate Driven Market: Making the Final Selection

Applicant Manager

In our previous installment, we looked at external assessment tools. It is your job to educate your hiring managers on what is going on within the landscape of a candidate-driven marketplace.

Attract Top Talent with a Strategic Interview Process


Many companies see the interview process as a one-sided assessment of a potential employee. candidates hiring tips recruitment best practices onboarding process job descriptionHiring managers are so focused on crafting a process that’s informative and useful to themselves, they forget to make it a positive experience for the candidate as well.

Five Strategies to Effective Recruiting in a Candidate Driven Market

Applicant Manager

The key to successful staffing lies in a strategic plan based upon a clear assessment of long-range business goals, existing skill set, trends in work volume, and evaluating your skills gap. Assessing Need. Creating a Job Description.

Why Relaxing Your Job Requirements Can Help You Beat the Talent Shortage

Linkedin Talent Blog

Others are taking a different approach to remove hiring barriers: significantly relaxing their job requirements for open roles. Here’s why some major companies are rethinking job requirements to widen their talent pool, and how you can successfully adopt this approach. million jobs.

A brand new (read easier) way to create tests on HackerEarth Recruit

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We spoke to a bunch of recruiters who were hiring full-stack developers and below are the two job descriptions that carry the same job title. Job description 1. Job description 2. Hiring Automation Talent AssessmentYes, you read that right!

The “Lucrative and Personally Rewarding” Field of Staffing Specialist

Staffing Talk

What does a job description really say? Sometimes when looking at the typical staffing specialist job description, I can barely keep myself from laughing. Recently I snagged a typical, run-of-the-mill staffing specialist job description from a well-known agency.

Evaluating Candidates for Soft Skills – and Why It’s Key


Soft skills are undoubtedly harder to assess, what tips can you give to recruiters and hiring leaders struggling with this challenge? Otherwise, I think when it comes to assessing resumes, it’s about mitigating bias and keeping an open mind.

Mapping Out Your Candidate Personas

Social Talent

The current state of the job landscape is very much symptomatic of this recent behavioural transformation of candidates, with many recruiters realising the importance of ‘inbound recruitment’ and how it can help them engage and recruit the right talent for their organisation.

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How Vector Space Matching Technology is One-Upping the ATS’s Ability to Unearth Your Top Applicants


In a nutshell, this feature automatically sorts candidates based on their relevance to a job description. A standard ATS works by matching keywords in a job description to those in a resume. For more, read our eBook on ‘ Writing Winning Job Descriptions ’.)

What Kind of Recruiter Are You? (QUIZ)

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You’re pretty sure you already know someone who would be a perfect fit for the job. Matching candidate personality to job personality is key! Begin writing a carefully crafted job description to post on multiple job boards. Can the candidate do the job well or not?

3 Ways to Make Your Résumé Stand Out When Applying for Jobs Abroad

Recruiting Daily Advisor

While Recruiting Daily Advisor generally features tips and tricks recruiters can use to help find talent, there are occasions where a recruiter’s insight is needed to help a jobseeker find a job. Read on to learn three ways to make your résumé stand out when applying for jobs abroad.

5 Ways to Decrease Turnover


The Direct Employers blog explains how SEO can not only increase overall traffic to your website, but how you can use keywords to “engage” job seekers more effectively. Know your local culture and where job seekers are most likely to search for positions. Assess Your Applicants.

3 Must-Do’s for Creating Job Ads That Will Actually Get Candidates' Attention

Linkedin Talent Blog

Through your job ads of course! And, not to brag (okay.totally to brag) but job ads just happen to be a specialty of mine. With social media, the rise of video content, memes and GIFs we have come to live in a visual society and your job ads need to reflect that.

61% of Hiring Managers Report a Failure on the Part of Recruiters


Don’t just ask for a job description; ask questions and make the process a collaborative effort. Having a conversation and batting around ideas with the hiring manager often helps unearth needed skills or necessary traits that will ultimately create a better job description.

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How to Weed Out Unqualified Candidates in 3 Simple Steps


Some studies estimate that up to 75 percent of the applications recruiters receive are from candidates who are unqualified for the job. In advance of our highly anticipated webinar, Master Your Matchmaking Skills: Find Your Job’s Perfect Match! The key to a killer job description?

Almost Royal: How Not to Conduct an Interview

Recruiting Daily Advisor

Avoid making statements about job security or continued employment, which may be interpreted as contracts of employment. Screening, Assessment, Interviewing ADA ADEA discrimination FMLA

How to: Effectively Sniff Out Resume Inaccuracies

Social Talent

However, resume inaccuracies seem to be becoming more and more common in the current competitive job market, and for the most part, they are intentional. Other times, it’s a job title that sounds a bit more impressive than the position the applicant held in reality.

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3 ways to respond to professional ghosting

Hacker Earth

Whatever the reason, ghosting has become a common phenomenon in the job market. When a candidate doesn’t respond to the final job offer post interviews or show up on the first day of work or reply to urgent emails during the hiring process, you can kiss your incentives goodbye. Finally.

5 Ways to Narrow Down Your Candidate Pool When Filling a Role


Make your descriptions more specific. If your HR department is getting bombarded with unqualified applicants, the problem could lie within your job descriptions. A valuable description is not so vague that it encourages everyone to throw his or her resume on to the pile.

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9 Creative Hiring Tests You Need to Know About

Spark Hire

So why invest in a job candidate before having them prove their skills? If you really want to put your job candidates to the test, check out these eight creative hiring tests successful professionals have used or experienced during the hiring process: 1. But, I got the job.

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Recruiting in 2017 Requires a Visceral Connection Between Company and Candidate


In 2017, the big news won’t be about artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics; rather, Steve believes that today’s social and political environment demands a return to personal relationships and an end to poorly-written job descriptions. You mentioned job descriptions.