7 “Must-Knows” about Job Postings with Salary Information [+ without]

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Despite growing pay equity and transparency developments, many employers still hesitate to show their job postings with salary info.  According to Payscale’s 2022 Compensation Best Practices, 68% of organizations share pay ranges with employees, but only 22% do so in the job ad. Many studies reveal that Gen Z and millennials are more interested in… Read more »

7 Tips for Attracting Top Talent

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The top candidates have so many choices when it comes to where they want to work. So, it’s increasingly challenging to attract them. As a recruiter, you need to have the right strategies for attracting top talent, because they have a massive impact on the performance of any company. And even once you’ve recruited talented… Read more »

Fair Chance Hiring — What does it mean for job postings?

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Hiring former felons might be at the bottom of your list as a recruiter. But consider that 1 in 3 Americans has a criminal record. So you’ll likely find yourself screening and interviewing them.  Plus, California and New York have Fair Chance Hiring laws prohibiting employers from asking about the criminal record of candidates before… Read more »

How Long Should a Job Description Be?

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You’ve probably heard how important it is to make JDs engaging and inclusive. It’s a proven way to attract top talent without restricting your search and harming your reputation. But did you know the length of your JD matters too?  The best-performing job descriptions are usually between 300-700 words. In most cases, “less is more.”… Read more »

6 Must-Know Pay Equity Laws for Hiring

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Being clear and transparent about employee compensation is a step towards pay equity. So, more and more states are starting to require it in job postings. And, many companies are listing salary info even if it’s not required by law. Are you compliant? Pay equity laws vary based on the state you are hiring in…. Read more »

5 Tips for Writing Job Ads [to Attract Diverse Talent]

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A high apply rate doesn’t always translate into a diverse talent pool. If this sounds like your company, you might need to tweak your job ads (and where you post them). Here are 5 tips on writing job ads to attract diverse talent. 1. Eliminate bias from your job ads Writing job ads with bias can… Read more »

How to Write a Gender Neutral Job Description [3 Tips]

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Research shows removing all gender-coded words from your job descriptions boosts apply rates by 29% and decreases cost per application by 41% (source — Appcast). These findings might make you curious about how to write a gender neutral job description. In this post, I’ll dig into 3 tips for writing gender neutral JDs. But first,… Read more »

6 Catchy Job Posting Phrases to Hook Candidates

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Have you ever spotted catchy job posting phrases that immediately caught your attention? That’s effective language at work. Catchy job posting headlines hook candidates just as much as the images you have on your career site, or the perks you offer. Here are 6 examples I found in job postings from Indeed and LinkedIn: 1…. Read more »

5 Tips to Attract Top Talent with “Website Job Descriptions”

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Effective recruitment involves many tactics, tools, and methods. The job description is one of the most essential elements of effective talent acquisition. When structured, optimized, and written well, a “website job description” (aka a JD on your career site) drives your recruitment process forward and inspires the best talent to apply for your roles. Here… Read more »

5 Tips for Writing a Job Description Template

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Writing a job description template is a great way to ensure consistency (and get more applies). Especially if you’re working with a big team. Here are 5 tips to get you started writing your own: 1. Eliminate Biased Words Words matter, especially if you’re writing a job description template. If your JDs are full of… Read more »

Should you list Benefits in a Job Description? [+ where & which ones]

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Should you list benefits in a job description? The answer is yes. “money and insurance (which equates to money) are what drive job seekers to apply for jobs.” source: Appcast So, what are typical job benefits? Where do you put them in a JD? And, which ones get the most candidates to click “apply”? Let’s… Read more »

Generic vs. Specific Job Descriptions: Which is better?

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Generic vs. specific job description, which one is better? The quick answer is…a mix of both. There are pros and cons for each. So how do you find the perfect balance when writing your JDs? This post will dive into both sides so you can create the best blend for your roles. And, there’s a… Read more »

6 Reasons Why Salary is the #1 Lever to Attract Talent [+ keep them!]

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In an increasingly competitive job market, transparency about your salary offers helps boost your chances of attracting (and retaining) top talent.  Not sure why? Here are 6 reasons why salary is important to attract candidates:  1. Salary info attracts highly-qualified candidates  A Fairygodboss study on How 2020 Changed the Job Search Landscape shows:  “60% of… Read more »

How To Write a Software Developer Job Description [examples, templates & tips]

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“Software Developer” is one of the most sought-after professions in the tech realm. If you want to write a software developer job description, read on. Here’s a breakdown of what’s in this post: What is a software developer? [plus the different types] 1 Software developer job description example [from Charles Schwab] 1 Software developer job… Read more »

53.8% of Companies Write Job Ads that Hint at Lying

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Candidates are more likely to respond to your job ads if they feel you’re being honest, upfront, and show you value your employees. So, how are over 50% of companies doing the opposite? And how can you make sure this headline isn’t about you? Let’s find out… 3 Tips to Boost Your “Honesty Rating” It’s… Read more »