How to Develop a Job Description That Works

JazzHR

A job description is a lot more than just a list of an individual’s responsibilities. Since developing a solid job description can make all the difference in hiring, managing, and encouraging the best performance from employees, we wanted to share some tips on how to develop one that will get results. Perform a job analysis. Select the right job title. It needs to be self-explanatory and accurately indicate what the job entails.

How to create click-worthy job descriptions

JazzHR

Creating a quality job advertisement is arguably one of the toughest things in HR and recruiting. Sometimes your hiring manager will hand you over a novella of a job description, and expect you to find candidates who will read through that. We’ll go over some tried and true rules to get better visibility and candidates and well as cover what Indeed defines as best practices for job postings. The job posting is your candidate’s first impression of your company.

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How to Make Your Job Descriptions More SEO-friendly

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As any HR professional can tell you, attracting top talent in today’s competitive job market is no easy task. Nowadays, it’s no longer enough to simply write a compelling job description and hope for the best. With so many opportunities available to job seekers, your first step must be to ensure that your posting can be easily found in online search results. Here are 6 SEO tips to jumpstart your posting performance: Make your job title easily searchable.

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How to Make Your Job Descriptions More SEO-friendly

JazzHR

As any HR professional can tell you, attracting top talent in today’s competitive job market is no easy task. Nowadays, it’s no longer enough to simply write a compelling job description and hope for the best. With so many opportunities available to job seekers, your first step must be to ensure that your posting can be easily found in online search results. Here are 6 SEO tips to jumpstart your posting performance: Make your job title easily searchable.

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10 of the Best Job Descriptions in 2019

Ongig

If you look at the best job descriptions (below) you’ll notice a pattern. Good Employer Branding — Consistent color, font and perhaps even corporate messaging (especially helpful if a candidate comes from a job board and hasn’t seen the rest of your career site yet!). Extra relevant Content (beyond the job description text) — Do you really want to bet the farm on just your JD text? It’s a San Francisco pic for a San Francisco job.

The Easiest Way to Source Top Talent

JazzHR

It all starts with the job description. To be successful at talent acquisition , you’ll need a job post with a stellar description. It should be chock-full of language that speaks directly to the people you’re seeking out, so they get excited about applying for the job. Of course, you’ll want to break down the position’s responsibilities into bullet points and list prerequisites for employment, but you’ll also want to market the job in an inspiring way.

Learn How to Post Jobs Like the Pros

JazzHR

Before you open the flood gates for applicants, here are some key considerations to think through: Write the description – It may seem obvious, but you can’t start hiring until you know what the needs and requirements of each particular job are going to be. Each description needs certain basic elements – title, department, pay, supervisor, location, education, and experience. The post Learn How to Post Jobs Like the Pros appeared first on Jazz Notes.

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Candidate Relationship Management: Blackholes are for Space, not HR

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Now imagine that’s a person who wants to work for your company, who took the time to fill out your job application, write a sincere cover letter, and researched the job. Candidate experience can fall flat in a few basic areas : Outdated ATS , luckily if you’re a Jazz customer, this is a moot point. Boring or poorly-written job descriptions. JAZZ notes. Subscribe to Jazz Notes. Learn More About Jazz. About Jazz. Jazz Tune-Ups.

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Candidate Relationship Management: Blackholes are for Space, not HR

JazzHR

Now imagine that’s a person who wants to work for your company, who took the time to fill out your job application, write a sincere cover letter, and researched the job. Candidate experience can fall flat in a few basic areas : Outdated ATS , luckily if you’re a Jazz customer, this is a moot point. Boring or poorly-written job descriptions. The post Candidate Relationship Management: Blackholes are for Space, not HR appeared first on Jazz Notes.

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How to Recruit (and Retain) A Millennial

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By the way, in addition to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, you should post jobs in SnapChat, too. Morgan knows she needs a job. Morgan not only needs a job, she wants one so she can reach her personal goals. Morgan is known for wanting to switch jobs frequently. How to create click-worthy job descriptions. JAZZ notes. Subscribe to Jazz Notes. Learn More About Jazz. Amanda Groves Jazz Don Charlton Lyla Rozelle Bill Fox Jonathan Muller.

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Go Mobile Before Your Candidates Are Gone

JazzHR

Experts forecasting the latest recruiting trends say with the advent of mobile job apps, big brand job boards like Indeed and Monster will be the next dinosaurs of the HCM market. But the recent multi-million dollar acquisition of Monster , by staffing firm Randstad, shows there’s still inherent value in today’s automated job boards – so long as they remain where candidates are. The post Go Mobile Before Your Candidates Are Gone appeared first on Jazz Notes.

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Social Media: A Recruiter’s Best Friend

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If an applicant likes what they see on social media, they will be more likely to take the next step and complete the job application. How to use each platform: Twitter is great for sharing job postings, images, linking to articles in which your company is mentioned, and more. Sharing job openings and links on Facebook lets thousands of people see your posts, and also allows others to share the same links. How to create click-worthy job descriptions. JAZZ notes.

Easy Ways to Optimize Your Resume for an ATS

JazzHR

With online job posts receiving thousands of applicants, it’s no wonder that more than 90% of large companies use an applicant tracking system to assist with their hiring needs. A portion of the ATS software focuses on analyzing resumes to determine whether they meet basic qualifications for the job. When optimizing your resume for a digital tracker, first make sure that you’ve pasted in a few phrases from the actual job description.

8 Fail-Proof Ways to Optimize Your Resume for the ATS

ClearCompany Recruiting

If you’re missing certain keywords, including difficult to read formatting, job titles or headlines, or have fewer qualifications than another applicant, then it’s unlikely your resume will ever be seen by a person and you won’t get the job. Before we even make it to the ATS, let’s briefly dive into how to use simple SEO tactics to find the perfect job for your professional skills. When writing or updating your resume, keep the job description nearby where you can see it.

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Relationship Building Tips for Recruiters

JazzHR

When you’re handed down a req to fill from one of your hiring managers, do you just copy and paste the job description and put it out to the free job boards, hoping to find a good fit? Using your hiring manager’s expertise in her field and tools like our own Jazz Crowd and Spark Hire video interviewing will help decrease that Time to Fill and increase retention by finding quality candidates that you and your hiring manager agree on.

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When Should You Hire Internal vs. External?

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How to create click-worthy job descriptions. JAZZ notes. Subscribe to Jazz Notes. Learn More About Jazz. Amanda Groves Jazz Don Charlton Lyla Rozelle Bill Fox Jonathan Muller. About Jazz. Jazz Tune-Ups. Need to brush up on your Jazz skills? 2016 Jazz | All rights reserved. Recruiting. Engagement. Performance. Culture. Intelligence. When Should You Hire Internal vs. External? Written by: Amanda Groves on 08.08.2016.

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Disruptive Interview Tactics to Improve Quality of Hire

JazzHR

Sure, HR knows all of the job descriptions, but have they actually performed the job? No one knows more about a job than someone who has had to sit down for eight hours a day, five days a week and do the job. If you’re interested in learning more about how to jazz up your interview process, try JazzHR for free today! As new technologies arise and become standardized, employees need to keep up.

3 Options for Posting Your Next Job on Indeed.com

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With more than 200 million unique visitors every month, Indeed.com is one of the largest online job boards in the world. Luckily, posting jobs on Indeed is quick and easy. Here’s a quick overview of three ways that you can advertise your next job opening on Indeed.com: Posting your job for free. Indeed will let you post job listings for free, which is a great option if you’ve got limited budget or just want to test the waters. Posting a sponsored job.

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The 5 Best Recruitment Marketing Techniques That You’re (Probably) Not Using

JazzHR

These days, job seekers behave like consumers: they’re thorough and have high expectations. It’s not enough just to have a careers page on your company’s website with job listings. Whether they’re actively job seeking, open to considering a career change in the future, or are simply curious, building a rich network of potential candidates will ensure that you always have a selection of top talent at your fingertips. Get creative with your job descriptions.

Three Steps to Conducting a Better Skills Gap Analysis

JazzHR

Examining the job descriptions of your employees, your business objectives and company values will help you determine which procedures and processes will need to be in place and what skills you require now and further down the track. In the process, make sure to ask yourself questions like: What skills do our employees need to do their jobs well? The people who are actually doing the job should be able to give you valuable insight into what’s involved on a day-to-day basis.

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4 Reasons Your Careers Page Matters and How to Improve it

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69% of applicants are more likely to apply for a job if the company actively maintains its employer brand. This seemingly small note should not be ignored — 28% of job seekers are looking for jobs on their phones. Think of candidates as customers to be won over and use that mindset when writing your job descriptions and designing your careers page, you’re already one step ahead. 4) Use “normal” job titles.

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5 Recruitment Marketing Mistakes to Avoid

JazzHR

Defaulting to vague or boring job descriptions. Is your job description just a laundry list of requirements? By crafting an interesting, engaging, and well-rounded job description , you’ll help to entice better candidates. If they’ve reached the point where they want to apply for your position, the last thing you want them to do is give up and apply for a job elsewhere.

Why Succession Planning Matters

JazzHR

So as you expand, lose employees, or create new promotional job opportunities, you are guaranteed to have people on hand ready and waiting to fill the new roles. To start succession planning , create accurate job descriptions for your current employees and make a comprehensive inventory of their talent. The post Why Succession Planning Matters appeared first on Jazz Notes. Succession planning is a key strategy for any business, large or small.

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How to Combat Bias in Recruiting

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Remove gendered and exclusive language from your job ads. You might not notice it, but your job advertisements could be putting off exactly the kind of people you want to attract. Studies have found that gendered words in job descriptions have a big impact. By making sure that the language you use in job postings is gender-neutral, you will automatically increase the number of applicants. The post How to Combat Bias in Recruiting appeared first on Jazz Notes.

How to Nail Group Interviews Every Time

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Group or panel interviews come with a range of benefits, including saving you precious time and helping you gain deeper insight into a candidate’s suitability for the job. The opposing points of view they can offer will help you get a clear picture of whether or not the person is actually suitable for the job. Group interviews can be stressful enough for a job applicant. The post How to Nail Group Interviews Every Time appeared first on Jazz Notes.

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4 Ways to Make Corporate Job Ads Less B.O.R.I.N.G

Social Talent

If you’re an avid reader of this here blog, you’ll know that we sure do love to talk about job ads. And really, it isn’t any wonder; if your job ads don’t sing, how can you honestly expect to get candidates excited about coming to work at your company ? Is it actually possible to jazz up your job ads when your company is used to doing things a certain way and isn’t too fond of change?

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4 Ways To Make Corporate Job Ads Less Boring and More Buzzing!

Social Talent

If you’re an avid reader of this here blog, you’ll know that we sure do love to talk about job ads. And really, it isn’t any wonder; if your job ads don’t sing, how can you honestly expect to get candidates excited about coming to work at your company? Is it actually possible to jazz up your job ads when your company is used to doing things a certain way and isn’t too fond of change?

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The Weird and Wacky Job Titles of 2019

Indeed

Whether ‘tis smarter to slap some really crazy buzzword in your job descriptions to stand out or to keep them clear and down to earth…. . Wacky job titles have remained a steady trend in job listings on Indeed for a while now. Some employers are adopting the use of creative (or downright odd) language to describe common jobs, attempting to convey an upbeat company culture. Which wacky job titles were trendiest among U.S. Wacky job titles span the country.

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The 10 Best Tools for Increased Employee Engagement

CakeHR

More than 70% of US workers reported that they don’t feel engaged in their jobs. Job description management. I would like to have more capabilities like on PowerPoint to jazz up the lessons (colorful backgrounds, effects, etc.).”. A lot has been said and written about employee engagement. In fact, when it comes to increasing productivity in the workplace, the first question to pop in our heads is often the same—How do you engage employees in the workplace?

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Four ways to go from talent analytics to successful hires

Recruitee

With the latest development in talent management, organizations have the opportunities to use their data to produce exactly this type of positive actions – hiring and retaining the right people for the right jobs. Using a job description with an accompanying skills profile is a long-established way of specifying the kind of person you’re hoping to recruit. A successful hire is more than just the right person for the job – it’s the right person who stays in the job.

Long Distance Love: How to Create an Awesome Candidate Experience for Remote Employees

Breezy HR

Stand Out from the Crowd Chances are, one of the things you love about hiring remotely is that you get to break out of the local talent pool and choose literally the best person in the world for the job. For the same reason, a clear, compelling job description and ad are of do-or-die importance when hiring remote talent. Remote workers are no stranger to the job boards. Remote teams can be a dream or a nightmare. It all starts with how you hire.

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150 Famous Transgender People

Ongig

Jazz Jennings (YouTube personality). Ongig is on a mission to eliminate boring and biased job descriptions. We found many famous transgender people as part of our research on successful diverse people.

Indeed’s Scariest Jobs This Halloween

Indeed

But did you know that there are jobs that bring the fright year-round? With an eerie feeling, we dove into the darkest corners of Indeed’s data to find Indeed’s scariest jobs, where they can be found and what cities are the capitals of scary jobs. Telling hair-raising tales while strolling through old and dark places earns this job a five out of five spooky ghosts on our scary job scale. This is expressed as the percentage of national share of those jobs.

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The Top 100 Applicant Tracking Systems in 2018

Ongig

Instead, we focus on the employers doing the most hiring as measured by number of open job descriptions. Jazz HR. We use these 5 tiers of hiring volume to keep things simple: 1,000+ job openings. 500 – 999 job openings. 100 – 499 job openings. 25 – 99 job openings. 0 – 24 job openings. Here are the charts of the top applicant tracking systems by hiring volume: Top 10 Applicant Tracking Systems (1,000+ Jobs).

Your Career Page Probably Isn’t Good Enough

Recruiterbox

Aside from job listings and ads, this is the first place that candidates will get a glimpse of a company’s culture. Naturally, candidates will head straight for the careers page , and quite often they’re left underwhelmed by the lack of information and overwhelmed with the inefficient and unwelcoming job descriptions and applications process. Adding content, jazzing it up and providing an easy to use application system is where a lot of people start.

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12 Gifts Recruiters Really Want This Holiday Season

Linkedin Talent Blog

Since talking to strangers is a big part of their job description, any recruiter will likely get a kick out of Gladwell’s investigation into how we communicate with strangers and why there is often miscommunication. By giving your recruiters a gift card for a music streaming service like Spotify, they can listen to what they love — whether that’s chill jazz vibes to improve their focus or a motivational Lizzo track when they need a spontaneous dance party.

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The Candidate Experience: Addressing the Evolution of Candidate Behavior – July 2015 Roundup

Spark Hire

Before the times of the telephone and Internet, the candidate experience during an interview and on the job was pretty bland and oftentimes overlooked. In many cases, this was because workers were basically born into a job, whereas now, candidates are actually looking closely at how they would fit in with a company and how they can grow into a better employee. 3 Important Shifts in Job Seeking Behavior.

3 WAYS A/B TESTING WILL MAKE YOU A BETTER RECRUITER

NextWave Hire

Career Site Optimization: If you haven’t changed your career site in a while then you’ll be able to look back on a certain time period to get some data about how many people are visiting your site, clicking on your jobs, and/or filling out applications. If you are sending offer emails, try jazzing up those emails with a gif or adding a personalized video. Job Postings: This is probably the easiest way to bring A/B testing into your recruitment process.

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Recruiting (and How to Overcome Them)

Linkedin Talent Blog

When I mentioned a new job in recruiting, he launched into a tirade about recruiters and his least favorite interactions with them throughout his career. Instead of letting my worries become regrets, I decided to approach the new job with a learner’s mindset. Whether you’ve been in recruiting for a year or 20, telling people ‘no’ and potentially breaking hearts is one of the worst part of our jobs. Recruiting Sin #2: Selling a job that you know is not the right fit.

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Famous People with Disabilities [a list of 650+]

Ongig

Steve Jobs – Apple Co-founder (Asperger’s & Dyslexia). Ella Fitzgerald – Jazz Singer (Amputee & Visually Impaired). Ongig is on a mission to eliminate boring and biased job descriptions.

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