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5 Signs Your Company is Using Perfectionistic Brainwashing in Its Onboarding Process

Few things are as discouraging for new employees as the discovery that their employer embraces a perfectionistic company culture. A company that operates in this framework typically promotes excessive and rigid expectations and often relies on strict rules (e.g., be at work at 7 AM) instead of flexibly honoring the underlying principles (e.g., be punctual […]

What Does Pay Transparency Have to Do with Job Descriptions?

Legislation such as banning inquiries about candidates’ salary histories and requiring pay ranges in job advertising is forcing employers to become more intentional about their compensation plans. These new laws are designed to shrink the existing pay gap between male and female employees and to prevent disparate impact on candidates who belong to protected classes. […]

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Attracting Top Talent Begins with Captivating Job Descriptions

Long gone are the days of basic job descriptions, ones in which the title of the position was essentially reworded and embellished, giving little effort to the process. Now, job descriptions serve as the initial impression companies make on jobseekers and reflect the brand. Therefore, appropriate time and careful thought should be dedicated to creating […]

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Recruiting Female Tech Candidates Starts with the Job Description

I feel like a broken record every time we bring up the tight labor market. As talent acquisition professionals, you know the struggles of finding talent these days, so why rub salt into the wound, right? And this is especially true when it comes to hiring tech talent.

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Job Analysis 101

How often does your organization conduct a job analysis? Is this something that is done routinely or only when a job vacancy must be filled? Is there a formal process involved?

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Overselling with Job Descriptions Leads to Disappointment, Turnover

You think you hired the best candidate for the job. The new hire comes to work with a tremendous amount of enthusiasm for a new career. But after 6 months, that candidate is walking out the door, seeking other opportunities. Where did it all go wrong?

Tips for Writing Job Descriptions That Will Attract the Best Candidates

Writing a good job description is a lot more complex and important than it might appear. Whether you are expecting to receive a flood of applicants or going to be searching for just a few candidates, an effective description can make your life so much easier. It’s a bit of an obscure skill and requires […]

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Job Descriptions: Worth Doing or a Tedious Waste of Time?

Job descriptions—usually seen as just another task on the to-do list for HR professionals—are generally an underused resource. But you can rely on them for a variety of reasons, including recruiting, performance reviews, reasonable accommodations, and employee classification.

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It’s Time to Kill the Job Description

Most companies consider job descriptions to be a necessary evil. No one likes writing them, sure, and it takes a lot of time and energy to put an informative one together. But if you’ve got an open role, you need to have a job description—right?

3 Elements of Great Job Postings that Attract Talent

“The truth is that as much as a company is only glancing at a job applicant’s resume for 6 seconds, candidates are doing just about the same thing with job descriptions. If you are not attracting them at that first or second sentence, you’ve lost them,” explains Elena Valentine, CEO of Skill Scout Inc., and […]