by Jacqueline McClure, Genesis Background Screening Services
When you have posted your job and the resumes start coming in, are you relying on assessments, tests, and behavioral interviewing to weed through a large volume of candidates? Maybe it’s time to stop cramming everyone into one box and start recruiting to attract unique candidates with the potential to be great in your company.
All you have to do is look at job descriptions and recruiting ads to see that many employers can be pretty unrealistic with their list of skills and attributes they expect in their candidates. It is highly unlikely that you will ever find a candidate that fulfills every need you have and is an expert at everything! And, it is very common for employers to forget some of the things that matter most in a new hire’s successful performance: the company structure, their boss, other team members, company values, and resources for employee development.
So, what do your candidates see when they look at your job post? Do they have a clear idea of what the job actually is? Vague postings may confuse a candidate and prevent them from applying. Can your candidate visualize what it would be like to work for your company? You should include more than a laundry list of tasks you want them to perform. This is a 2-way communication – they are checking out your company while you are considering them. Job seekers want to know about more than just compensation and benefits – they want to know about company culture, team dynamics, management style and opportunity.
What can you do to improve the response when you post a job?
- Be very clear in describing the position and requirements for the job along with an explanation of the duties your hire will be performing.
- Provide a brief description of the company that reveals the personality of the working environment.
- Talk about the perks of working for your company, of course, but be honest and realistic about the work.
- Aside from a list of job duties, describe project goals that will motivate candidates interested in growing in their position.
While you are considering the best way to hire new employees, don’t forget to perform background screening on the candidates you choose. A qualified Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA) can help you make an informed hiring decision. For more information, you can call Genesis Background Screening Services at 866 944-0041 ext 103, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.genesisbackgroundscreening.com