How to Write Job Descriptions to Attract High Performers and Diverse Talent

Rally Recruitment Marketing

Used strategically, a job description can be much more than a list of duties and qualifications. With some small but significant changes to your template, you can use job descriptions to attract higher quality and more diverse applicants. Here are 5 things you can do to create more attractive job descriptions: 1) Focus on Format. Long lists of required qualifications will deter job seekers, especially women.

How To Write Remote Job Descriptions

McQuiag

Most hiring processes start by creating a job description you hope will catch candidates' attention. Often a job post is a candidate's first interaction with a company and many decide whether or not to apply to a role based purely on the ad. Add that into your description.

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Recruiting Female Tech Candidates Starts with the Job Description

Recruiting Daily Advisor

Many companies are unaware that a lengthy qualifications list in a job description deters women from applying. In fact, women only apply for jobs if they feel they meet 100% of the qualifications , while men feel comfortable applying if they meet 60%,” says Whitney Bennett, Vice President of Talent and Culture at CallRail , in an e-mail to HR Daily Advisor. It’s important to remember that once a woman lands a job, there’s still plenty of bias to overcome in the workplace.

The Top 10 Masculine Biased Words Used in Job Descriptions

Ongig

What are the top masculine-biased words used in job descriptions? Knowing if you have masculine vs. feminine job descriptions is a hot topic these days. This week, I used Ongig’s Text Analyzer software (the tool for gender bias in job descriptions) to find out. I had Text Analyzer review 48,246 random job descriptions from U.S.-based Gender-Neutral Alternatives for the Top 10 Masculine Words in Job Descriptions.

Why Skills-Based Hiring Starts with Your Job Descriptions

Linkedin Talent Blog

In other words, it can help you build a more diverse workforce while also increasing the odds that you find the right person for the role. And that starts with one of the first steps in the hiring process: writing the job description. Skills, not schools.

Diversity Hiring: 6 Steps To Hiring More Diverse Candidates

Ideal

People analytics thought leader Josh Bersin has stated that workplace diversity and inclusion is a top priority for 2019. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has pledged $300 million to increase the diversity hiring of women and underrepresented minorities. What is diversity hiring?

8 Ways to Create “Dynamic Job Descriptions”

Ongig

Most job descriptions are text-only and static. So, how do you make a job description dynamic? The branding items to include on your job descriptions include your: Header and footer (I’d estimate only about 1/2 of Fortune 1000 employers do this. Unless they’re studying an academic or legal document, chances are that they’re looking at a Web page with some type of media…pics, video, etc.

Action Verbs for Job Descriptions [The Comprehensive List]

Ongig

Action verbs are the most effective verbs to use in job descriptions. It’s almost always a good idea to use action verbs for job descriptions instead of helping/linking verbs. Below is a list of 169 action verbs for job descriptions (with their definitions). I’ve found these 169 to be the most useful in writing job descriptions here at Ongig. The Comprehensive List of Action Verbs for Job Descriptions.

12 Diversity Statistics That Will Make You Rethink Your Hiring Decisions

ClearCompany Recruiting

UPDATE 6/2020: This article has been updated to reflect newer statistics found on diversity hiring. For more articles on diversity in the workplace, take a look at these: Build a Diverse Workforce with These 5 Best Practices in Mind. How to Balance Cultural Fit with Diversity.

15 Reasons Why Technology is Crucial to Diversity Hiring

ClearCompany Recruiting

Diversity hiring is hiring based on ensuring the process and procedure is free from bias based on age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and other personal characteristics that are irrelevant to their job performance. Today, HR technology is playing a large role in eliminating bias when hiring and enabling diversity recruitment initiatives. ClearCompany breaks down why: Establish Job Descriptions That Attract Diverse Candidates.

The Top 10 Masculine Biased Words Used in Job Descriptions

Ongig

Knowing if you have masculine vs. feminine job descriptions is a hot topic these days. So, what are the top masculine-biased words used in job descriptions? This week, I used Ongig’s Text Analyzer software (the tool for gender bias in job descriptions) to find out. I had Text Analyzer review 48,246 random job descriptions from U.S.-based Gender-Neutral Alternatives for the Top 10 Masculine Words in Job Descriptions.

Fortune 500 Job Descriptions Are Still Biased Toward Men. That Needs to Change.

The Staffing Stream

In the business world, diversity and inclusion has become the catch-all term for the approach organizations are taking to build more diverse teams and inclusive workplaces. A wealth of evidence shows diverse companies perform better than their less diverse counterparts.

3 Simple Ways To Create Transparent Job Descriptions

Ongig

The best candidates crave transparency when exploring new jobs. A great place to start communicating more transparency is on your job descriptions. 3 ways to create more transparent job descriptions. The #1 thing in job descriptions that candidates are about is salary (see This Job Description Heatmap Shows You What Candidates Really Care About (and What they Ignore).

How to Humanize Your Job Descriptions

Recruiterbox

Most job listings are dull and underwhelming. But today, when talent is increasingly in demand, what is the response to a ho-hum job ad? Your candidates are going on to the next job listing. Meanwhile, a good chunk of your budget is sitting in career site spend and job advertisements on the most popular job boards. If it’s a company specific acronym, leave it out of the job ad. Job seekers won’t relate to the language of your organization.

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. Cleary, even something minor—like a word—can affect whether or not you are attracting a diverse talent pool. Here are a few simple tweaks you can make to your job descriptions to do just that: 1.

How to Craft a Job Description Gen Z Will Actually Read

Indeed

So just when you’ve mastered writing a job description to attract millennials, it’s time to learn a new skill: writing a job description that Generation Z will actually read — and then, hopefully, take the next step and apply to the job. But that also means Gen Z is quick to swipe left at lackluster job descriptions, so employers and recruiters need to be on their toes.

Does Your Hiring Process Impact Diversity Recruiting?

Survale

Whether your hiring process impacts your diversity recruiting results is a question every recruiting leader is, or should be, asking themselves these days. Is your talent pool diversity reduced because of how diverse candidates experience your recruiting process?

Increasing diversity does not always require budget

career.place

Are your job descriptions inclusive? Sometimes, simply rewording them around the goal of the job can greatly improve diversity. Webinars White Paper Case Studies Press Release Newsletter

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. Read on for the rest of our results and four tactical takeaways that can help you write better job descriptions by understanding what candidates really care about.

Can science help you write a better job description?

Talvista

Writing a great job description is extremely important if you want to attract a broad range of quality candidates. We already know from a first-of-its-kind study from researchers at Duke and the University of Waterloo, that very subtle language choices can have a big impact on who applies for a job. At Talent Sonar, we set up two experiments to test whether we could significantly increase the likelihood that people of color applied for a job. Job Level.

Rethinking job descriptions: How impact descriptions can attract better candidates [Free Templates]

JobAdder

Share open jobs with recruiters and receive tracked candidate submissions. PowerAdder gives you deep insight into your hiring activity & outcomes; focus on diversity and spot hiring gaps. Case Studies. Job Boards. Job Posting. Rethinking job descriptions: How impact descriptions can attract better candidates [Free Templates]. How do you know your job descriptions are performing well if you’ve only ever used one style and format?

New Study Shows Gender Bias Against Women for “Brainy” Jobs

Ongig

Women are less likely seen as good candidates if the job mentions a high degree of intellectual ability, according to a new study. In 3 tests, published in the journal American Psychologist, more than 1,150 participants were asked to refer individuals for a job. Half of the participants were told that the job description required high-level intellectual ability. The job description included phrases like: “high IQ,”.

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Writing Job Descriptions: 6 Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Linkedin Talent Blog

If you had to guess how long the average job seeker spends looking at your job post, you’d probably say at least a minute or two, right? According to a study , the average jobseeker only spends 49.7 seconds reviewing a job post before deciding it’s not a fit. seconds with a job that appears to match their interests and skills. However, by avoiding certain job description pitfalls, you are much more likely to grab their attention (and keep it).

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How to Increase Diversity in the Workplace

Hireology

Diversity and inclusion have for a long while been hot button issues in the workplace. All that to say, hiring employees from diverse backgrounds isn’t simply a fad that will die down — it’s a necessity to have a workforce that represents the world we live in. . Why is Diversity Important? . The impacts of a diverse team reach all corners of your business. So, if you want your business to be ahead of the curve, a diverse workforce is absolutely essential. .

Building a Diverse & Inclusive Marketing & Creative Team

Celarity

What’s the beauty behind diversity? It is often stated that diversity brings great benefits to an organization by leveraging different perspectives to make better decisions. For example, McKinsey & Company researched how ethnic diversity correlates with profitability.

5 Stats & Tips on Gender Diversity Recruiting

Ongig

“When it comes to investing in diversity, 71% of talent professionals report that achieving gender parity at their company is a top priority.” I curated some stats and added some actionable tips to help you with your gender diversity recruiting strategy. “Men apply for a job when they meet only 60% of the qualifications, but women apply only if they meet 100% of them.” Tip: Make sure you’re using inclusive language in your job descriptions.

How to Build High-Performing Diverse Teams at Work

Achievers - Recruiting

Today, businesses are facing immense pressure to build diverse teams at work, with several high-profile organizations compelled to divulge their diversity and inclusion statistics. The benefits of having diverse teams at work. Workplace diversity isn’t exactly a new concept.

How to Prioritize Diversity in Hiring

ViziRecruiter

While diversity and inclusivity in hiring has been a priority for the majority of human resource professionals and recruiters, today’s climate has strengthened focus and commitment to ensuring these practices are ingrained into their corporate DNA. . How diverse are your clients and vendors?

My Diversity Recruiting Webinar “Sneak Peek”

Ongig

I’m a white man — so what do I know about diversity? But I’ve studied it. My super-niche Ongig business has one focus: job descriptions. And Ongig has built diversity tools to make your jobs gender-neutral, higher in positive sentiment and more readable. I’ve been invited by Elaine Davidson and the kind folks at Beacon Lane Consulting to give a live webinar called Diversity Recruiting: Why Words Matter.

6 Ways to Advocate Company Diversity through Your Recruitment System

Manatal

According to a study by Robert Walters , 85% of employers say that developing company diversity is becoming a priority. Benefits of Promoting Company Diversity in the Workplace. 6 Ways to Advocate Company Diversity through Your Recruitment System.

BIPOC: The Hottest (Controversial) Word in Diversity?

Ongig

And why is it one of the hottest (and controversial) words in diversity? BIPOC is quickly being used as a replacement for POC (people of color) in the diversity and inclusion space. other diversity acronyms, and emojis). Diversity and Inclusion

8 Strategies for Attracting More Diverse Candidates

Jobvite

Jobvite Believes Diversity Makes Companies Stronger. In the last couple of weeks, Jobvite has announced a new Dive r sity & Inclusion (D&I) pack that aims to help companies on their journeys to attract and engage more diverse job seekers.

12 Companies Ramping Up Their Diversity & Inclusion Efforts - and How You Can Too

Glassdoor for Employers

While more diverse than in the past, it's no secret that corporate America suffers from a lack of diversity and inclusion. Thankfully, many companies are now realizing that increasing diversity and inclusion within the company is not only good for society, it's also good for business.

Diversity and Inclusion Statistics To Transform Your Diversity Recruitment Strategy

Recruiting Blogs

Is your company investing enough in diversity? Well, with the new recruiting season quickly approaching, every company should know best practices of diversity recruiting to attract top talent. Diversity is one trend that companies need to embrace in 2020.

Content Strategist & Project Manager

Stories Incorporated

We are expanding our project team to meet the growing needs of our clients, particularly for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging content. Develop written documentation such as strategic briefs, proposals, RFPs, presentations and client case studies. Why work at this job, at Stories Inc.

8 Strategies for Attracting More Diverse Candidates

Jobvite

Jobvite Believes Diversity Makes Companies Stronger. In the last couple of weeks, Jobvite has announced a new Dive r sity & Inclusion (D&I) pack that aims to help companies on their journeys to attract and engage more diverse job seekers.

The Diversity & Inclusion Glossary [A List of 200+ Terms]

Ongig

Diversity terms are all over the place. I started keeping a list of these D&I (“Diversity & Inclusion”) terms for Ongig’s clients and decided to put them all in one place in this glossary below. Diversity Glossary. Diversity Terms Starting with B.

5 Ways to Hire for Diversity in Leadership

Ongig

Diversity and leadership in a changing world is top of mind, especially with the recent focus on Black Lives Matter. The most diverse companies are now more likely than ever to outperform less diverse peers on profitability.” Set diversity goals for leadership.

4 Steps to Embed Diversity & Inclusion Into Your Organization

Avature

In the last few years, the HR world has seen a shift in perspective when it comes to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Creating a More Diverse & Inclusive Workspace. While often pushed together, diversity and inclusion refer to two different things.

Mix ‘n’ Match: Good for Pizza, Bad for Job Descriptions

Recruiting Blogs

But it doesn’t work so well when creating a job description. And yet, you’d swear that companies are doing just that: picking and choosing generic descriptors that they’ve seen on a thousand other job ads, and mashing it all together until it sounds okay. Job Description Quiz. Is this job ad for: Senior Sales Executive. Maintains workflow by studying methods; implementing cost reductions; and developing reporting procedures.”. We all love pizza.