CNBC Survey: Rewriting Job Descriptions & Job Titles are Top Talent Strategies


A recently published CNBC Technology Executive Council (TEC) survey shows companies are at risk of a talent shortage over the next year. Here’s why: Ongig’s mission is to provide job descriptions that candidates and employers love. Rewriting job descriptions.

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

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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.


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Surveyor job description


Use this surveyor job description to advertise your open roles and find reliable candidates for your company. They examine previous land records to verify data from on-site surveys. Surveyor job duties include: Measuring property boundaries. Creating records of survey results. These professionals also have the ability to effectively collaborate with diverse disciplines, such as engineers and architects. Engineering job descriptions Job descriptions

How to Write the Ultimate Job Description

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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. The best job descriptions not only give job seekers the information they need to determine whether or not the position is right for them (and vice versa) — they also get them excited to join the company. 5 Keys to Writing a Great Job Description. Conduct A Thorough Job Analysis.

Recruiting Female Tech Candidates Starts with the Job Description

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Handshake’s survey identified the top employers that are recruiting female tech talent, which include Cisco, Wayfair, Microsoft and Oracle, Dropbox, and Adobe Systems. Many companies are unaware that a lengthy qualifications list in a job description deters women from applying. Removing bias in the tech hiring process starts with carefully crafting job descriptions that encourage applications from talented, diverse candidates,” Bennett suggests.

6 Tips for Using Inclusive Language in Job Descriptions


Using inclusive language is one of the top best practices in writing job descriptions. It improves your chances to attract diversity as well as the best candidates because it widens the net to include as many qualified candidates as possible. Diversity and Inclusion

A Complete List of Employer Branding Strategies for Job Descriptions


Today I’m going to show you a VERY effective list of employer branding strategies for your job descriptions. So if you’re looking to build powerful, converting job postings you’ll really enjoy this list. Employer Branding on Job Descriptions vs Company Career Page. A lot of your candidates are coming from job boards like Indeed, Glassdoor and LinkedIn. Little to no EB efforts are carried over to their job descriptions where the conversions are made.

How to Write a Job Description


But, on the other side of the hiring equation, job seekers are scrolling through dozens of job descriptions at lightning speed. On average, a job seeker spends 11 hours a week looking for a new job: reading career sites, clicking on open positions, and evaluating job descriptions. Formulaic job descriptions cause companies to miss out on top talent. Job descriptions aren’t generating excitement about the open roles.

8 of My Favorite Articles About Writing Job Descriptions


I’ve written what I hope you find useful content on job descriptions. Here are my favorite articles on job descriptions. I list them in order of when they were published (more recent first): 8 Awesome Articles about Writing Job Descriptions. The Trouble with IT Job Descriptions. And so your job descriptions for them should be too. If a skill is trainable, perhaps leave it out of the job posting.

5 Easy Ways to Remove LGBTQ Bias from Your Job Descriptions


Do the words in your job descriptions contain LGBTQ bias? If you’re hiring 100+ people per year, it’s more likely than not that your job descriptions contain LGBTQ bias, according to Ongig’s Text Analyzer job description software. According to a GLAAD/Harris poll of 2,037 adults , here’s the breakdown of people who identify as LGBTQ by age group: source: GLAAD/Harris Survey of 2,037 adults in the U.S.

Summer Hammons: Finding Her Way into Diversity, Equity, and Belonging

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Seeking Diversity in a Traditionally Homogeneous World. In white-collar industries, it’s generally not enough for companies to sit back and wait for diversity to find them; they need to be proactive at cultivating diversity within their ranks and creating a culture of diversity.

The Rise of the Chief Diversity Officer


Adding a Chief Diversity Officer to the C-suite is a growing trend in companies of all sizes. In this post, I answer 2 questions: What is a Chief Diversity Officer? What does a Chief Diversity Officer do? What is a Chief Diversity Officer? Anaplan Chief Diversity Officer.

6 Ways to Avoid Age Bias in Your Job Descriptions


Employers paid $240 million in age bias lawsuits since 2000, according to a survey by Age bias in the workplace can start with your job descriptions/job postings. Here are 6 ways to avoid age bias in your job descriptions: 1. Tip: Instead of Digital Native, your job description should spell out the skills you need (familiarity with video games). What You Leave Out of a Job Description Might Get You Sued.

Does Your Hiring Process Impact Diversity Recruiting?


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?

How to level up your hiring strategy through anonymous candidate surveys


Candidate surveys are essential tools for HR and recruiting professionals to gather valuable feedback from candidates and track their progress through key steps of the hiring process. Candidate surveys: what can you track – and how? Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

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


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. Job Boards. Job Posting. Rethinking job descriptions: How impact descriptions can attract better candidates [Free Templates]. I think you’ll agree with me when I say: Writing job descriptions are one of the most tedious jobs hiring managers have to undertake.

How to Increase Diversity in the Workplace


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. .

5 Ways Technology Can Help You With Diversity Recruiting

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A new Deloitte survey confirms diversity pays off. They found diverse and inclusive workplaces generate 30% higher revenue per employee and are twice as likely to meet or exceed financial targets. According to their research, 68% of companies are focusing their diversity efforts on recruiting and exploring technology to reduce bias in recruiting. To help you move the needle, here are 5 ways to recruit diverse candidates using technology.

How to Build High-Performing Diverse Teams at Work

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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.

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.

5 Recruiting Tips To Increase Diversity In the Workplace


A new Deloitte survey finds companies’ interest in diversity in the workplace is focused on bias in recruiting and the use of new tools to reduce this bias. 68% of companies they surveyed measure and monitor diversity and inclusion in their recruiting. The appeal of diversity in the workplace is recognized by both sides of the recruiting equation. Diversity and inclusion in the workplace: A definition. The benefits of diversity in the workplace.

How CEOs Can Create Age-Diverse Companies

Glassdoor for Employers

But CEOs and other company leaders can fight age discrimination by developing policies that promote age diversity within their workforces. More than 61 percent of workers over age 45 have witnessed or experienced age discrimination at work, according to a 2017 AARP survey of 3,900 people. Of those surveyed, 38 percent believe age discrimination is “very common.”. How CEOs Can Promote Age Diversity. Add Age Inclusion to Your Diversity Goals.

Why Starting Your Job Postings with “About Us” is Usually a Mistake


Where should your “About Us” section go in a job posting? An informal survey of job postings on Indeed, Glassdoor and Google for Jobs shows that 53.8% The next most common placement (26.9%) of job postings have the About Us somewhere in the middle (often in the 2nd or 3rd paragraph). Why Beginning Your Job Postings with “About Us” is Often a Mistake. I recommend you include the About Us section somewhere lower in the job posting.

7 Steps to Implement a Diversity and Inclusion Strategy


Top companies are talking about Diversity & Inclusion in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement. But how do you implement a diversity and inclusion strategy? Developing an effective strategy for managing diversity starts with a conversation and is followed by action.

How to Create a Strong Diversity Recruiting Strategy


What Is a Diversity Recruitment Strategy? A diversity recruitment strategy defines goals, accountabilities, action items and success measures for attracting, engaging, assessing and hiring diverse talent to drive business success. A diversity recruitment strategy can help. .

The Practical Guide to Hiring Candidates with Diverse Backgrounds


A lot has been written about the importance of diversity, and much of the literature focuses on why companies benefit candidates from diverse backgrounds. That’s understandable: diversity in hiring lags behind in nearly every industry. .

How to Ensure Diversity in Your Talent Pipeline

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Top professionals want to see diversity in age, gender, ethnicity, experiences and thought throughout your team. If they don’t find what they are looking for, highly skilled talent is likely to apply with a company where diversity is visible. Conduct a Diversity Search .

Why the Rise of Remote Work May Help Companies Become More Diverse — and More Inclusive

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What’s more, 52% of executives now report that employees are more productive than they were before the pandemic, up from 44% in the earlier survey. And if a job description notes that a role can or will be remote, this may encourage more relocation-adverse talent to apply.

Recruiting Diverse Candidates:


She explained that PowerToFly networks underrepresented talent, especially women, into companies that are building diverse and inclusive environments. The idea of "diversity recruiting" had always been somewhat vague and nebulous to me - how did companies go about it in a way that was genuine, thoughtful, and effective? Now working at PowerToFly myself, I've gotten an inside look at what strategies are successful for us (and our partners) in recruiting diverse candidates.

Employer Branding Strategies from Working at Uber, WeWork and Autodesk


Not necessarily the role itself, but there needs to be someone whose job is written down in their description that’s in charge of defining, measuring, and activating an employment brand. So I ended up writing my own job description saying here’s the scope of work that I think this person should have and here’s the size of your team as it grows. The Driver job (for Uber, Lyft, etc.) may be the most important evergreen job to fill in our lifetime.

Bärí Williams on How to Make Real Diversity Work, at Work


Typically thrust upon HR departments with instructions to meet quotas and boost statistics, the untold truth about diversity hires is that many don’t stick around, and it’s for lack of true inclusion. In 1960s America, models for business diversity stemmed from affirmative action and equal employment opportunity compliances, which all too often looked more like tokenism. 38% of companies surveyed struggle to find diverse candidates to interview.

Just How ‘Fit’ Are You? Diversity Recruiting Beyond the Buzz.

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If you’re truly committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, you’re going to have to learn to check yourself at critical stages throughout the recruitment and hiring process to make sure you’re not falling victim to your own unconscious patterns. ?? Why diversity matters For the past couple of decades, there’s been a ton of buzz surrounding the term ‘diversity’. Once you’re clear on who you are and what you stand for, make sure your job descriptions reflect that.

The Importance of Inclusive Recruitment


Diversity and Inclusion are terms often grouped together in the workplace, meant to encompass a company’s efforts toward a more equitable workforce and employee experience. Having a diverse team should absolutely be the goal of your organization, but diversity doesn’t exist without inclusion.

Enhance Work Culture with Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

Recruiting Blogs

As an HR professional you may be challenged with the task of developing a diversity and inclusion initiative program. According to research by McKinsey , it is found that companies that lag in diversity and inclusion pay a performance penalty of 27% when it comes to profitability. .

Why Identifying Performance Objectives Is the Most Important Step to Hiring Top Talent

Linkedin Talent Blog

In their landmark study — First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently — Gallup introduced their Q12 employee engagement survey. And you can start this process before you even write a job description by creating a list of performance objectives for the role.

Here’s How Your Word Choices Could Affect Hiring Gender-Diverse Talent

Linkedin Talent Blog

Currently, over 50,000 job descriptions on LinkedIn include the word “aggressive.” New research from LinkedIn shows that using “aggressive” could discourage almost half of women from applying to your job. That’s right, language matters and in our new global Language Matters Gender Diversity report , we’re diving into just how much of an impact words have on your hiring and employee engagement strategies. Talent Leadership Diversity

Why Events Are the Backbone of Any Diversity and Inclusion Strategy


Even though events are a well-known strategy for some roles, such as recruiting programmers or recent graduates, they are somehow overlooked for other TA challenges like sourcing diverse talent. There is growing consensus worldwide that workforce diversity and inclusivity (D&I) drive company performance. The idea that diversity improves decision-making, operation, and results is leading companies to seek talent with diverse experiences in various areas, like veteran status.

10 Ways to Attract and Hire Diverse Candidates

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Here are 10 easy ways to attract and hire diverse candidates and make by making your recruiting process more inclusive! Diversity hiring: Employers’ top priority in 2018. Achieving workplace diversity was the top priority for employers in 2018. The first step in building a diverse workforce is to hire more diversified candidates. Diversity hiring in 2019. Diversity hiring isn’t a passing fad - it’s a smarter way to do business in the global market.

A Diversity Hiring Platform's CEO Shares 4 Tactics for Building More Diverse Teams

Linkedin Talent Blog

Like many others, Porter Braswell has a diversity challenge at his company. We need to do a better job of hiring white individuals,” Porter says. But, building truly diverse companies isn't easy. In fact, LinkedIn’s Global Recruiting Trends 2018 shows diversity to be the No. His nearly four-year-old company has helped firms such as Pfizer, Morgan Stanley, Bloomberg, and the PGA of America expand their diversity pipelines. Diversity is not a one-year mission.

Webinar: How to move past the pipeline problem to reach your diversity goals


In fact, a recent survey by Talent Tech Labs confirmed the number one concern for Talent Acquisition Leaders is the pervasive skills shortage—among professionals who work for companies that hire more than 1,000 people per year, 69% ranked the skills shortage as their #1 challenge. Improve job descriptions to attract 30% larger talent pool. Job Title. The post Webinar: How to move past the pipeline problem to reach your diversity goals appeared first on Talent Sonar.