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There’s one thing that every growing employer has in common: job descriptions.

And they have lots of problems/projects related to job descriptions.

Talent acquisition leaders ask me/Ongig for help:

  • adding video and pics to their job descriptions;
  • adding recruiting widgets (LinkedIn, Glassdoor, Google Maps, etc.) to their job descriptions;
  • rewriting their JDs to be more outward-facing;

Diversity leaders ask me/Ongig to help make their JDs more:

  • appealing to women;
  • attractive to under-represented ethnicities;
  • inclusive;

HR/payroll folks ask me/Ongig to make their job descriptions:

  • searchable in a centralized library;
  • easier to write through templates;
  • speedier to post (e.g. better workflow to speed up the time from Req to Post).

With so many employers needing help with the same topic: job descriptions…is it time that there be a person in charge of the almighty JD!?

Afterall, where else in business is there such a ubiquitous topic/problem without a person whose title has that topic in it?

Just about every other need/topic in HR seems to have a title for it: talent acquisition, recruiters, sourcers, employer branding/talent branding, recruitment marketing, talent management, diversity , HRIS, payroll, benefits, total rewards, etc.

Is now the time you name someone:

  • Chief Job Description Officer
  • VP of Job Descriptions
  • Director of Job Descriptions
  • …or at least Program Manager, Job Descriptions?

Why not!?

Food for thought.

What do you think?

Rob Kelly

Co-Founder and CEO at Ongig
I am a 3-time CEO, author and proud father of my preemie baby Maverick! We created Ongig to transform your job descriptions to boost quality candidates and diversity. Ongig supercharges your job pages through video, images, chat, social sharing, microsite creation and much more. Jobs can be more easily found through Artificial Intelligence-based job search and all pages are Mobile and SEO- optimized. Ongig also analyzes the text of your JDs and our pro copywriting team will rewrite your job descriptions. Early clients of Ongig include Salesforce, Yelp, GoDaddy, Verizon, Intel & Autodesk. Request a demo if you'd like to chat about partnering!

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