Great Job Descriptions Matter

Fistful of Talent

While recruiting has both a marketing and sales component, the backbone of hiring is the job description—a compensation, compliance, and technical tool meant to define the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the role. Job descriptions are the infrastructure of a comprehensive people and talent strategy, and job descriptions start in HR. Great job descriptions matter, and they start in HR.

3 Tricks to Writing an Effective Job Description

Recruiting Daily Advisor

If you’re trying to fill an open job position, chances are you know what that position is. But just because you know the job title doesn’t mean you have a firm grasp on the day-to-day duties of a role. Suddenly, writing a job description seems a lot more complicated, doesn’t it?

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6 Tips HR Managers Need For A Successful Social Media Strategy

Social Talent

While it’s only a few short years since websites were only used by big corporations, and social media was only for college kids, time has changed drastically. These days literally every business has some sort of online presence, and even small independent businesses have social media profiles. If you want to recruit the best of the best, then you need to utilise social media to find bright new talent. Social Media hr manager recruitment strategy

5 Tools For Effective Employer-Brand Content on Social Media

JazzHR

The reason is simple – it attracts more talented applicants before you start working on job interview questions. The employer branding includes many factors, starting with job application forms on the official website and up to current employees’ advocacy.

Diversity Hiring Challenges and 6 Ways to Overcome Them through Social Media

Manatal

While a massive reform on company values is essential, integrating the use of recruitment software and social media into your strategy will be extremely beneficial, too. If you recruit blindly, there will be no social adhesion amongst your team and groups will be divided.

5 Essential Tips for Mastering Candidate Sourcing on Social Media

Spark Hire

Over the past decade, social media has permeated all aspects of our lives. Social media can be your most useful candidate sourcing tool if you understand how to use it effectively. What job seekers are talking about. Knowing how to optimally find, research, and engage with candidates on social media will make your job (and life) easier. Here is what you need to do to find the best talent on social media: Decide who to look for.

The Death of the Common Job Description

Glassdoor for Employers

The way people consume content has changed dramatically and it’s not stopping with job descriptions. The hot talent you’ve been hunting for isn’t going to read a boring, long job description and actually decide to apply. If people are actually clicking on your jobs, that’s awesome. Here are a few ways to tweak your job descriptions, put your creative thinking cap on and update your job descriptions: Think like a search engine.

How to build a social media recruitment strategy: An FAQ guide

Workable

Social media sourcing involves using social networks to identify, attract, engage and hire potential candidates. Recruiters use social media sourcing to build talent pipelines for future roles and engage passive candidates who haven’t applied for current openings. Here’s everything you need to know about how to use social recruiting to build a strategy that meets your hiring needs: Intro to social media recruitment: Analyzing the data.

How to Write Good Job Descriptions that Attract Great Candidates

Recruiterbox

There can be any number of reasons–maybe the opening isn’t on certain job boards and should be; maybe it’s a hot job in an ultra-competitive market (say, iOS developer in San Francisco). But sometimes it comes down to the job description. A job description is like an employer’s sales pitch to candidates. You’ve got to make them descriptive enough to get a candidate’s attention, and interesting enough to keep it. This is not the job of one person.

7 Controversial Stories About Job Descriptions [With Key Learnings]

Ongig

Job descriptions are in the news lately. I went back a few years to find stories related to controversial job postings. New Jersey Schools Authority Made Up Job Descriptions for People it Already Hired. Delgado-Polanco then instructed her team, according to NorthJersey.com, to cover their tracks by writing job descriptions for those hires after the fact. Cynet’s “Preferably Caucasian” Job Posting. Job Descriptions

How we recruit millennial candidates via social media

Recruitee

We tried some popular job boards but weren’t satisfied with the results. Instead of trying to reach millennials on job boards where they probably don’t visit, we decided to put our budget into the channels where our target group spends every potentially dull moment of their lives: Facebook and Instagram. Since you’re advertising on social media, your potential candidates should be able to check out the full job description immediately.

Which Social Media Network To Include In Your Recruitment Strategies?

Recruiting Blogs

Social media recruitment is required nowadays and it’s perfect to find out star candidates. 73% of millennials have found their last job on social media. What do you mean by social media recruiting & does it really help?

How to Write a Job Description

Vervoe

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.

Video Job Descriptions: Understanding Which Platforms Are the Best for Recruiting

Recruiting Daily Advisor

If you’re jumping onto the video job description bandwagon, you may be wondering which platforms (other than your company career page) are best for showcasing these videos. But it is important to note that YouTube has a higher bar than other social media platforms. If you’re trying to attract younger generations to your workforce, it’s time to think outside the box and move onto different social media channels that younger generations are using.

UPS Delivers 55,982 Seasonal Hires With Social Media

Staffing Talk

I have received packages from United Parcel Service (UPS) before, but have never applied – or been a candidate – for a job at the company. UPSjobs UPS Jobs. with a headline that says 3,287 Active Jobs for UPS. And then there are these red flags all over that map that show where the jobs are located. Then it says “CLICK HERE” to zoom in on the jobs, and up pop more flags. Job Inquiry DETAILS: Position: Driver Helper. Job Group: Helper.

6 Ways to Avoid Age Bias in Your Job Descriptions

Ongig

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). If your job description mentions wanting a recent college grad or someone “young and energetic”, that could be asking for an age discrimination suit.

How Social Media and Technology Will Lead Jobseekers out of the Desert and into the Oasis

MightyRecruiter

MightyRecruiter recently sat down with Gerry to discuss, among other things, how the challenge of having millennials in the workforce is nothing new and how social networks and new technologies will put a sharper focus on the job market for candidates in 2017. Social networks such as Glassdoor, LinkedIn, Google, and Facebook are changing how jobseekers find and vet employers. In 2017, jobseekers will turn to coaches and technologies to find the right employer and job.

Why Successful Job Posts Start With Content

Recruitics

Companies spend a lot of money trying to get job seekers to their open positions. Unfortunately, regardless of what you spend generating greater traffic, if your job descriptions are poorly written then you’re not going to see the conversions you’re hoping for. After all, at the end of the day successful job posts start with content, not budgets. To better understand this point, put yourself in the shoes of the job seeker.

The 10 Real Reasons Your Recruitment Strategy is Failing

Social Talent

For example, an objective for your recruitment strategy could be to increase employer brand awareness, while a specific goal relating to that objective could be to increase traffic to your careers site from social media by X%. Little time is put into actually defining the calibre of candidate this job role should attract. Typical issues include ineffective communication, lack of proper briefing and debriefing throughout the interview process and poor candidate management.

Social, Search and Job Boards During the Pandemic

SmartSearch

With so much uncertainty surrounding our industry (and the entire world), it’s critical to understand how the crisis is changing employers’ and job seekers’ online behavior. JOB BOARD TRAFFIC. TAKEAWAY: Fewer people were looking for jobs right away.

The Startup Hiring Guide: Hiring for rapid growth from 5 to 50

Workable

We’ve spent the time to curate the best thinking on everything from employer branding and headhunting to the interview process. How to write job descriptions. Creating an interview process. Where to post your jobs. Hiring is everyone’s job, especially sourcing.

Getting Tech Managers More Involved in Sourcing

Dice

Involving the hiring manager in the research phase improves the efficiency and effectiveness of your messaging,” said Angela Bortolussi, partner and recruiting manager for Recruiting Social. For example, Bortolussi doesn’t send generic job descriptions to prospects. Gallup states that high-quality candidates are attracted to jobs that offer challenges and opportunities to make a difference to others. Get Managers Involved in Social Media.

5 Easy Steps to Writing Winning Job Descriptions

Breezy HR

Nothing can seem more tedious than writing a job description when you’re already stretched thin and in need of extra hands. Here’s one easy way to write job descriptions that will attract not only top talent but the right talent for your company. Where to Start While there are many ways to structure a job post , I’ve found that answering the following five questions makes covering all the details a breeze. How do I turn my answers into job descriptions?

5 Tips for Hiring Franchise Employees

Hyrell

Your franchisor will likely already have some job description templates you can use as a guide to start from. Create accurate and compelling job descriptions. It’s important that these job descriptions aren’t just accurate, but also detailed. Make sure to fully read the description, determine if there are qualifications or requirements that are missing, and update it to reflect those changes. Plan your interview strategy.

Hiring 101

5 Tips for Hiring Franchise Employees

Hyrell

Your franchisor will likely already have some job description templates you can use as a guide to start from. Create accurate and compelling job descriptions. s important that these job descriptions aren?t Make sure to fully read the description, determine if there are qualifications or requirements that are missing, and update it to reflect those changes. Take those key words or phrases and make sure to include them in your final job description.

Hiring 101

5 Reasons for Recruiters to Monitor Social Media

Recruiting Blogs

Traditional methods of Recruitment are gradually being replaced by Social Media, seeing as it is a new era that is evolving at a fast pace. If you thought that Social Media was only for portraying your social presence and to catch up or mingle with your friends, well think again. What you post is evaluated and viewed at the time of job hunting too. And the way to enhance the quality and quantity of your Connections is through Social Media.

A New Concept In Assessments: Attraction

Fistful of Talent

As their social media ninja, they wanted me to know the most forward-thinking social strategies and sent me to learn from the big brands. They really were leading the way and using social media in ways most people weren’t even considering. I love it because it contextualizes the work better than any job description, no matter how good the copywriting is. After joining my first big company, Monster.com, I was sent to my first big conference.

How we recruit millennial candidates via social media

Recruiting Blogs

We tried some popular job boards but weren’t satisfied with the results. Instead of trying to reach millennials on job boards where they probably don’t visit, we decided to put our budget into the channels where our target group spends every potentially dull moment of their lives: Facebook and Instagram. Since you’re advertising on social media, your potential candidates should be able to check out the full job description immediately.

How to Prepare for a Recruiter Job Interview

WizardSourcer

Trying to prepare for your next Recruiter job interview? Advise for Answering Interview Questions as a Recruiter. As a recruiter, you’ve surely been on the other end of the interview table many times, but putting yourself in a candidate’s shoes can be a challenge.

How to Write a Job Description That Will Sizzle on Social Media

Recruiting Blogs

How to Write a Job Description That Will Sizzle on Social Media. If social recruiting is a trend you aren’t currently capitalizing on, it’s time to start — 84% of organizations are already using social media to recruit candidates, and 78% have actually made a hire through a social network. If not knowing how to write a job description tailored to social media is what’s holding you back from getting on board, we’re here to help.

4 Challenges All Modern Recruiters Face (and Their Modern Solutions)

Social Talent

Recruiters have moved beyond the usual paper resume and walk-in interviews, and have scouted talents on LinkedIn and other job posting sites instead. According to Jon Bischke , CEO of Entelo, an online job profile provides more information about the applicant. Recruiters can assess whether a person will fit, and learn if he or she has the right skills for a job. ” Furthermore, he said that phone interviews would see a decline because of video interviews.

Content Strategist & Project Manager

Stories Incorporated

From videos to social media content to blog posts, we craft recruitment marketing and employer branding content that resonates with candidates and current employees. Why work at this job, at Stories Inc. Stories Job DescriptionReading Time: 6 minutes. Stories Inc.

Recruiting strategies: a comprehensive guide for small business

Workable

Resumes are shared in different ways, feedback on candidates gets misplaced and the questions that get asked at interviews are sometimes made up on the fly. Find employees: social recruiting and job boards. Interview techniques to hire the right employees. Final interview.

8 Things to Consider Before Moving into In-House Recruitment

Social Talent

Apart from the obvious implications, this has for your day job (marketing, sales, researching, interviewing, technical assessments, project planning, campaign building etc) it’s likely that your employer might not know what your career progression will look like. Just as agency recruitment varies between business; there’s no one-size fits all job description, and there are some overarching similarities.

The Finer Points Of Your Resume – Recruiters Will Appreciate Them!

Valuehire

That means ensuring all of your social media profiles have you listed by the same name. Are you planning to use a nickname, such as Bob, or will you use your full name for the job search?” Here’s hoping you’re already completely familiar with the social media platform which assists professionals with connecting with each other. Recruitment Resumes Social Media how to write a resume linkedin profile recruitment resume resume writing resumes what goes on a resum

HR interview questions: The top 10 questions asked in the HR interview

Workable

In the initial screening phase of a hiring process, an HR professional (usually a recruiter or HR Generalist ) will ask candidates a set of HR interview questions. Here, we put together a list of the best human resources interview questions for candidates, plus sample answers. What are the top 10 HR interview questions? Are they really motivated to get hired for this specific job or do they just mass-apply to every job ad under the sun?

9 Need-to-Know Recruitment News Stories – 21st September 2015

Social Talent

Hired says it screens job candidates through a rigorous process combining algorithms and human curation, so employers don’t need to sift through a giant pile of résumés. Candidates are then wooed by the companies with “reverse cover letters,” they get transparency into compensation and they receive a $2,000 bonus from Hired if they accept a job. The service was initially focused on tech roles, but it has since expanded to sales jobs. Social media recruiting.

What Are Discriminatory Hiring Practices? And How Can You Avoid Them?

The Hire Talent

In the era of #metoo and social media, it’s easier than ever for your organization to get called out for discrimination. Advertising Candidate Selection Process Strategy Diversity Finding Top Quality Candidates Hiring Process Job Advertisements Job Descriptions Using Pre-Employment Assessment Tests compliance discriminatory hiring practices diversity EEOC interviewing candidates red flags screening process using pre employment testing

What Are Discriminatory Hiring Practices? And How Can You Avoid Them?

The Hire Talent

In the era of #metoo and social media, it’s easier than ever for your organization to get called out for discrimination. Advertising Candidate Selection Process Strategy Diversity Finding Top Quality Candidates Hiring Process Job Advertisements Job Descriptions Using Pre-Employment Assessment Tests compliance discriminatory hiring practices diversity EEOC interviewing candidates red flags screening process using pre employment testing

5 Recruitment News Stories to Kickstart Your Week! – 28 Sept 2015

Social Talent

He didn’t get to interview stage, but his emailed application was found by Russian authorities 3 years after it was sent. His CV detailed his job description and information about the military capability of an out-of-date radio surveillance system. A warning to job seekers perhaps? Glassdoor Announce Job & Company Trends Product. Check out the hottest companies and jobs in your area! – 28 Sept 2015 appeared first on Social Talent.

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