When I first started my working career it was a very different landscape, the employer was king, you felt privileged to be applying for a job and almost grateful if you even got an interview. There was a real parent and child relationship in the process and the stress went off the scale.
We have come along way since those days but not far enough. I firmly believe that the recruitment process should be a positive opportunity to highlight the organisation's culture, share who would flourish in the role and make the expectations very clear.
Get rid of the polished veneer, wordy to lists - posing as a job description and the hidden salary/benefits. Instead share what to expect and what's on offer.
Job seekers will be able to avoid wasting their time and yours if they know what the role is real like. Being able to match personality traits to the culture, as well as the skills to the role challenges. This approach will create a more targeted match and increase success rates!
Let's take the pain out of job searching and talent seeking by creating an environment where both parties provide a fair, open and full picture of what's on offer.
Your JD & advert should include
Title of the job.
Where the role sits within the team, department and wider business.
Who the role reports to, and other key interactions.
Key areas of responsibility and the deliverables expected.
Short, medium and long-term objectives.
Scope for progression and promotion.
Required education and training.
Soft skills and personality traits necessary to excel in the role.
Location and travel requirements.
Remuneration range and benefits available.
Convey the organisation’s culture and identity.
Happy to help if you are keen to move your business into a more attractive place to work space.
Drop me a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org