Writing clear, straightforward job descriptions will help ensure that candidates understand the responsibilities and expectations associated with the position. When job description content is written directly at a certain audience, more relevant candidates naturally flock to the job opening. Those ultimately hired will have a shorter learning curve, adapt much easier and, in many cases, be able to hit the ground running. Well-crafted job descriptions also give recruiters the grounds or foundation to map out and measure the new hire’s performance.
Provide as many details as possible in each job posting to best illustrate what the respective position entails and what it takes to be successful in that position. Have current employees with similar or relevant titles help write the job description so as to note its most significant, interesting and intriguing aspects.
Clarity and focus
When writing job descriptions, you should obviously know quite decisively what position you are looking to fill. You should also understand what kind of a person will fit into that position. When good candidates apply for vaguely or misdescribed jobs and either don’t hear back or feel their application did not get enough attention, the result could be bad publicity for the company and its recruitment system.
Formatting and Presentation
Drawing good candidates to your website is tough. When they do find your job postings, make sure you are able to engage. A clean user interface designed and formatted for candidate-recruiter interaction makes a huge difference and can set your company apart from those using systems with interfaces that literally repel candidates.
Having candidates apply for jobs only to find out later that these positions have been filled leaves a negative impression on the applicants. When a job is not open anymore, make sure to communicate such to all who applied.