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;
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?
Food for thought.
What do you think?
For tips on writing job descriptions, check out How to Write a Job Description — Best Practices & Examples.