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Fishing for Talent? Lure Them With the Perfect Job Posting

24 October 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Zina Girald
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"When people are thinking about leaving their current role," says Tara Dresen, SPHR, Chief HR Officer of TwentyEight, a company specializing in leadership and sales performance, "they are looking for allure. They want to be attracted by something--in their minds it could be brand or reputation, a great leader who works there, company size, industry, the perfect job. All of these are just notions. The beauty of a job description is the ability to succinctly turn perception to reality in the blink of a statement. So, make everystatement count. If, as an HR professional, you aren't proud of a job description, don't do your company a disservice by posting it."
Before you start, answer four questions:
•             What is the real business need that we're looking for someone to address?
•             How will we quantitatively measure success so we can recognize a top performer?
•             What are the common attributes of our top performers: their hard skills, their soft skills, what they do in their free time?
•             Why would the right person want this job?

 

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