How to Write a Job Description — Best Practices & Examples

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If you want to know how to write a job description, we are confident our report below can help guide you. Writing job descriptions is clearly a skill talent leaders want to know about. Did you know that the #1 searched HR term on Google is (source: ahrefs.com): “how to write a job description” The… Read more »

CNBC Survey: Rewriting Job Descriptions & Job Titles are Top Talent Strategies

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A recently published CNBC Technology Executive Council (TEC) survey shows companies are at risk of a talent shortage over the next year. The TEC comprises 100 top tech executives from various companies, including start-ups, enterprises, non-profits, and government organizations. In the TEC survey: “44% of respondents said that finding enough qualified employees to fill open positions… Read more »

7 Things that Will Go Extinct in Job Descriptions

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The push against systemic racism, sexism, elitism, & some new diversity and pay range regulations is causing a shift in how job descriptions are written. Because of this shift, there are 7 things in job descriptions that we predict might become extinct. Our Chief Ongigitizer, Rob Kelly, went on the record in a podcast with… Read more »

A List of 100+ Business Abbreviations & Acronyms

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As a business, your communication style affects your brand. Take business abbreviations — there are hundreds, maybe even thousands. Some obvious. Others less so. Below is a list of common 200 business abbreviations and acronyms with tips on when to abbreviate…or not. When to use business abbreviations? When using business acronyms and abbreviations, think about… Read more »

10 Examples of Verbiage to Add to your Job Postings [Re: COVID-19]

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The coronavirus has changed how businesses operate, including recruiting new employees. More companies are mentioning COVID-19 in job descriptions in different ways. Main Message Communicated Safety (social distancing in physical offices, equipment (masks, gloves, sanitizers, etc.) Flexibility (flex schedules, work from home/remote, training to work from home) Direction (a date through which COVID work rules… Read more »

10 Effective Taleo ATS Job Page “Overlays” [2020 Update]

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Your job postings are a key piece of your recruitment strategy. And if you’re a Taleo client there’s a good chance you’re considering enhancing your job postings. The top-level goals of your job postings are to: Attract the candidate Engage the candidate Convert the candidate With these goals in mind, you’ll want to look at… Read more »

10 Tips to Improve Your Job Description Format

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Creating the best job description format can seem like a tall task. We have 10 tips that will help you get started. The first 5 things to focus on for your job description format are about structure: 1. A top job title Candidates search for job titles specific to their field. So, picking the perfect… Read more »

16 Funny Job Descriptions [Warning: some are in bad taste]

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If you are looking for a laugh, there are loads of funny job descriptions on the internet. We found 16 funny job postings (past and present) that will give you a giggle. Let’s have a look at the list. Funny Job Descriptions The funny job descriptions on this list are funny because they have all… Read more »

5 Examples of Modern-Looking Job Descriptions

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Companies use a wide spectrum of job description designs and layouts. Looking for a more modern job description design template to implement? Check out these 5 modern-looking job descriptions that clean, sharp, and crisp. And, for tips on writing job descriptions, check out How to Write a Job Description — Best Practices & Examples. ADP Feature Image: Smiling employees always… Read more »

10 of the Best Job Descriptions in 2020

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If you’re looking to revamp or create new job descriptions, check out this list of the best job descriptions we’ve seen in 2020. We also highlight things that we like including design, employer branding content, layout, and more! For tips on writing job descriptions, check out How to Write a Job Description — Best Practices & Examples. So let’s get… Read more »

How to Write LinkedIn Job Descriptions

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How you write your LinkedIn job descriptions is different from writing JDs elsewhere. Here are a few tips aimed to maximize your apply rate from the best candidates. Which Job Description Sections NOT to Write (LinkedIn already has them) The first thing to know about how to write LinkedIn job descriptions is what NOT to… Read more »

Oscar Mayer’s Evergreen Job Description

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Hiring multiple candidates for the same position in different locations? Why not use an evergreen job description like Oscar Mayer. They create a complete experience for candidates to be a “Spokesperson – Hotdogger” (riding around in their famous Wienermobile). They created a Weinermobile microsite. This microsite focuses solely on their Wienermobile, including: “Looking for the Wienermobile”… Read more »

3 Examples of Pay Transparency Law’s Impact on Job Postings

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Pay Transparency is hotter than ever.  And equal pay laws are changing fast. 17 states now ban salary history to go along with 19 more local (cities, counties, etc.) bans, according to the great resource HR Dive (see Salary history bans). Some of the new state laws have an impact on your job descriptions/job postings. Not… Read more »

7 Controversial Stories About Job Descriptions [With Key Learnings]

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Job descriptions are in the news lately. A lot of controversy. I’m hoping you’re not in any of them. That got me digging. I went back a few years to find stories related to controversial job postings. There’s Uber, Abercrombie, Walmart and other lesser-known names as well. I’m starting a list here as a central… Read more »

3 Simple Ways To Create Transparent Job Descriptions

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The best candidates crave transparency. Employers who are hesitant about transparency in their job descriptions may inadvertently cause job seekers to lose interest (Harris Poll of 1,100 adults in May 2018). Here are some tips: 3 ways to create more transparent job descriptions 1. Salaries The #1 thing in job descriptions that candidates are about is salary… Read more »