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A clear, concise, and compelling job description improves the chances of attracting–and hiring–the right candidate. Unfortunately, many organizations don’t get them right.
With the seismic shifts in the global economy, the great resignation, and critical skills shortages in full swing, job descriptions are an important way to increase your chances of hiring the best candidates.
Smart recruiters know that great talent comes from all sources. For some roles, passively sourced candidates are the best way to go. Promoting and reskilling workers from within offers a lot of benefits. External applicants are a great way to find motivated workers ready for a new challenge.
All three candidates come from different channels, and all three are equally important.
The biggest benefit of writing effective job descriptions is that they deliver better applicants. When you strike that right balance between informative and inspiring, you attract the right talent and spend less time sifting through unqualified applications. This, in turn, frees up more time to talk to your shortlist of qualified applicants.
Another way to achieve or amplify this effect is to add Talent Intelligence to your ATS or HCMS. This simple upgrade gives you the insights of hundreds of seasoned recruiters, while ensuring OFCCP compliance and eliminating any unconscious or affinity bias.
We all know the drill: the average job listing receives 250 applications, 70% or more of which do not meet expectations. After a brief review, recruiters get a few hours to decide if they want to spend the next 2-5 years with a candidate. Optimizing the recruiting process and creating more time for conversation is absolutely critical.
By writing compelling job descriptions, recruiters can dramatically improve the quality of applications, both in terms of skills and cultural fit. This reduces the number of applicants needing review, as well as the time spent explaining company culture.
Having a strong company mission is an essential part of business success. Not only are mission-driven employees 54% more likely to stay for five years, they are also 30% more likely to grow into high performers. And once your company harnesses the power of mission, you’re looking at 46% greater market share gains and triple growth rates compared to competitors.
Everyone knows the benefits of a diverse workforce: increased innovation, income, and engagement. One of the ways to attract more diverse talent is to showcase just how your mission, your benefits, and your company make an excellent place for them to work.