Job videos are supposed to tell a story about the role you’re hiring for and what it’s like to work at your company. However, if your videos are an absolute snooze-fest, then obviously jobseekers will pass over your company. Sure, video is great at showing what can’t be easily communicated to candidates, but they’re only […]
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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 […]
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted in 1990 to prevent discrimination against employees based on disabilities. This does not mean that employers violate the ADA if they terminate or refuse to hire employees with disabilities. Rather, the law provides an exception if the employee is unable to perform the essential functions of the job without […]
You’re trying to hire the right person, but you’re not finding him or her. Could your job description be to blame?
Most organizations strive to be gender blind when hiring. The focus is on finding the best talent regardless of gender. However, even the best intentions can go awry, leading to job search gender bias.
Standard-formula job descriptions don’t attract, says Skill Scout, Inc., CEO Elena Valentine; try storytelling to get the response you want. Valentine’s tips came at BLR’s RecruitCon Road Trip East, held recently in Boston.
The way your job description is written is part of your company’s culture and can influence who applies.