How to Write Job Descriptions that Lead to Better Hires

JazzHR

A job description is usually one of the first things a prospective candidate reads when learning about an open position. A well-written description weeds out unqualified candidates and attracts desirable talent. Vague descriptions lead to responses from unqualified applicants.

How to Write the Ultimate Job Description

Glassdoor for Employers

Case in point: job descriptions. Job descriptions are often the first point of entry for candidates, so it’s well worth taking the time to optimize them. Because of this, job descriptions can be one of the most valuable recruiting tools at your disposal.

5 Steps to Better Job Description Click-Through Rates

ExactHire Recruiting

In most organizations, marketers don’t own the task of writing job descriptions for new opportunities available within their organization. Here are five ways to garner better job description click through rates for your company’s opportunities.

5 Tips on Writing Great Job Descriptions

Glassdoor for Employers

Today’s job seekers have a lot of choice for jobs. If your organization has open positions, your job descriptions (and job titles) need to be on point, easy to digest and sell not only your open positions but your organization and employer brand, too. That can be a tall order for equally busy hiring managers, who may default to simple cookie-cutter job descriptions that, unfortunately, undersell what makes their company and positions unique.

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. of salaries and compensation packages you should expect to offer. partner do the best job possible by.

Why You Have to Change Your Job Descriptions Now

Glassdoor for Employers

Searching for a job can be incredibly monotonous. One formulaic job description after another — it’s enough to make one’s eyes glaze over. When it comes to job descriptions, having a “one size fits all” mentality simply won’t work.

Emphasize Exempt Duties in Your Job Descriptions for Exempt Positions

Recruiting Daily Advisor

Job descriptions are important for several reasons, including providing evidence of the exempt nature of positions classified as exempt under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). A job description should list the duties performed by the person in the position.

How a Killer Job Description Has Benefits Beyond Basic Recruiting

Hyrell

We all know the importance of writing a job description properly. If you fail to have a top notch job description, you can attract the wrong candidates to your position, which does not benefit your company. Job Analysis. Job Evaluation. The job description!

How to Write Job Descriptions to Attract Millennials

The Magnet: Attract Candidates To You

How do you go about attracting millennials through your job posts? You will have to make your job posting highly readable, if you want to attract the often-distracted millennial candidates. You might begin by writing your job descriptions at the 8th grade level or lower.

6 Job Description Cliches To Avoid At All Costs

SmartRecruiters

The average job description is a breeding ground for meaningless corporate babble, but it’s mostly these six overused, vacuous phrases that steer candidates away rather than hold their interest. Seeing the same phrases in your company job descriptions is equally groan-inducing for candidates. You want accurate and engaging job descriptions to attract high-quality talent, improve your organization’s time to hire, and drive more candidate traffic to your company.

5 Ways to Level Up Your Job Descriptions

Rally Recruitment Marketing

This shift is maybe most noticeable in the way that company career pages, and the job descriptions that are housed on those pages, have evolved. Here are five tips and examples you can use to level up your job descriptions: 1 – Put the “what’s in it for me” front and center.

Writing Job Descriptions that Get the Best Candidates

FeeTrader

Job descriptions play a very important role in hiring and managing employees. For one to write a job description that will attract top professional candidates, you have to be clear and accurate in defining the roles that job will play and what is required for applicants to apply.

Writing Job Descriptions that Get the Best Candidates

FeeTrader

Job descriptions play a very important role in hiring and managing employees. For one to write a job description that will attract top professional candidates, you have to be clear and accurate in defining the roles that job will play and what is required for applicants to apply.

The Ultimate Checklist For A Stand-Out Job Description

HireRabbit

In the competitive world of hiring and recruitment, well-crafted job descriptions serve as your first lines of defense when trying to lure in prospective candidates into your company. Text-heavy job descriptions can often appear too traditional, dull, and boring.

5 Must-Do’s for Writing Inclusive Job Descriptions

Linkedin Talent Blog

To do that, they met with Angie Chang, VP of Hackbright Academy, who pointed to one surprising reason: a single word they were using in their job descriptions. This was an eye-opening lesson for Buffer’s execs and they quickly started adjusting their job descriptions.

Writing Job Descriptions that Get the Best Candidates

FeeTrader

Job descriptions play a very important role in hiring and managing employees. For one to write a job description that will attract top professional candidates, you have to be clear and accurate in defining the roles that job will play and what is required for applicants to apply.

Writing Job Descriptions that Get the Best Candidates

FeeTrader

Job descriptions play a very important role in hiring and managing employees. For one to write a job description that will attract top professional candidates, you have to be clear and accurate in defining the roles that job will play and what is required for applicants to apply.

Writing Job Descriptions that Get the Best Candidates

FeeTrader

Job descriptions play a very important role in hiring and managing employees. For one to write a job description that will attract top professional candidates, you have to be clear and accurate in defining the roles that job will play and what is required for applicants to apply.

This Job Description Heatmap Shows You What Candidates Really Care About (and What They Ignore)

Linkedin Talent Blog

You’ve spent forever crafting that job description—and you’d like to think candidates are poring over every single word of your masterpiece. There are whole sections of your job description that candidates pretty much ignore, and other parts where they’re hungry for more details.

The Structure of a Quality Job Description: What to Include and Why It’s Important

Recruiterbox

When hiring, your job description is the first impression you make with a potential future employee. It should answer any questions a job seeker has and entice the right ones to apply. Too many companies gloss over the job description when hiring. Job title.

The Pros and Cons of Telling Google Your Salary Ranges

ERE

Back in June, Google went live with its job search tool. Compensation Job Boards Job Descriptions Job PostingsPeople have been talking about it for months now, and the buzz isn’t dying down anytime soon. I’ve been sitting back waiting to see how things play out, including updates to the first version of the tool.

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Title Inflation in the C-suite

ERE

The gradual accumulation of ever-more-impressive sounding labels, titles, and levels of distinction to the jobs we inhabit is a byproduct of modern office life. Compensation & Benefits Job Descriptions Job Postings Featured

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

CREAM: The Truth About Compensation Negotiation.

Recruiting Daily

If you ever see anything to the ‘DOE’ throwaway in a job ad, or if you ever hear a hiring manager or recruiter answer your comp question with either a lateral to HR (“we do a personalized comp study”) or some ambiguous reply about a “range,” they’re lying.

Compensation Considerations in Attracting Top Talent

TalentGuard

Consider how compensation planning and management factors into every facet of an individual business. This is not a job description. What was their target income during their tenure and how much did they make demonstrates how well the job was done.

7 Reasons “Why” Candidates Should Work for You

The Magnet: Attract Candidates To You

” The operative word is “why” That’s why it’s surprising that the 4 most common sections of a job description focus almost entirely on answering the question “What?” The bigger question for you to answer in your job ads is “why?”

“Needs”-Based Job Ads Outperform “Skills” Job Ads by 14%

The Magnet: Attract Candidates To You

I love job ads. It shows that speaking to a candidate’s needs in a job ad gets you 13.6% more applicants than focusing on the skills your job requires. The study is called Does Emphasizing Different Types of Person–Environment Fit in Online Job Ads In?uence Job Ads Should Speak to a Candidate’s Needs (and not just your own). Your job ads should focus more on things that a CANDIDATE needs rather than the skills that YOU require of them.

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Building a Top Notch Compensation Policy

Recruiterbox

Compensation is a key component of any company’s overall budget. How you compensate your employees affects your turnover, productivity and of course, your organization’s profit. In most businesses, the compensation plan is left to the HR Department to enforce (i.e. This frustrates those tasked with hiring when the compensation plan is either confusing, uninspiring or flat out not competitive.

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Candidate Needs (for Job Ads)

The Magnet: Attract Candidates To You

It reminded me of a powerful tool to use in winning candidates through job ads: self-interest. What’s a job candidate’s top self-interest? Some tips: Compensation — Mention comp. Social Needs (Love and Belonging) — Job Ad Tips.

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Indeed Interactive 2018 Highlights: Most Valuable Tweets

The Magnet: Attract Candidates To You

These tweets cover a range topics including: Job Descriptions. Candidate and Job Seeker Insights. Job Descriptions. Some examples of the impact of a poorly written job posting #indeedinteractive pic.twitter.com/1WFq9QA8Cu. Don’t underestimate the importance of well written job descriptions. “We know job seekers don’t always look at pay when it comes to choosing a job. Great job descriptions help you stand out.

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

SmartRecruiters

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?

Three Things That Make Your Job Ads Not Just Bad, but Candidate-Repellent

SmartRecruiters

Data from a recent LinkedIn study reveals what candidates actually care about when they weigh their employment options via your job ads, and it’s not “company culture”. LinkedIn asked 450 candidates to review the example job ad (pictured below) and to highlight the passages they felt most relevant/ likely to make them apply. As you can see from the heat map above, compensation was number one while company details ranked last. Rambling description of the company mission.

Should Companies Include Pay Ranges on Job Postings?

Phenom People

I recently read a news story about a company, SkipTheDishes, cancelling a candidate’s second interview after she emailed her recruiter to inquire about compensation and benefits for the position. Candidate Experience job descriptions recruiting

5 Key Steps Of Your “Digital” Candidate Experience

The Magnet: Attract Candidates To You

Can job seekers find your career page from your homepage? You have to do exactly what Tim said scroll all the way down to the footer and see if there is a careers/jobs link there… And sometimes there isn’t even a link there! Job Search Functionality.

Nothing Else Matters: Why Your Job Postings Are Your Employer Brand.

Recruiting Daily

While the whole job search is like dating metaphor has decidedly jumped the shark , the fact is that while this aphorism used to be something of a stretch, now, they’re pretty much the same exact exercise, albeit with a distinctly different call to action.

18 Ways: How to Find your Dream Candidate for 2017

Achievers - Recruiting

A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. Now you want to find candidates that fit your company culture and bring the right expertise to the job. “Whatever your life’s work is, do it well.

Five Strategies to Effective Recruiting in a Candidate Driven Market

Applicant Manager

Now is a good time to work with your compensation analyst to assess on-going budget requirements for this role, especially if you are adding a new position. Work with your compensation analyst to ensure that the role is properly classified. Creating a Job Description.

4 New Job Post Stats That Will Help You Attract Candidates

Linkedin Talent Blog

When you’re writing a job post , it’s hard to know what works. One job post might yield a flood of applicants while a similar one only gets a trickle. million job posts on LinkedIn. Without further ado, here are our key insights that can help you improve your job posts: 1.

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.

Including Salary in Your Job Posting: Yea or Nay?

MightyRecruiter

The debate about including a salary range in a job post has been simmering in the world of recruiting for several years now, yet experts are still at odds about whether it’s a good or bad idea. In terms of adding salary in job postings, in social media posts, in your career center, etc.,