The U.S. unemployment rate currently sits at 4.1 percent—the lowest it’s been in decades. While that’s good news for most workers, HR teams are less enthused. Because it’s never been harder for organizations to bring in talent, recruiters have turned to lures like sign-on bonuses and outlandish office perks. While those help, it might be time to go back to basics: the job description.
Getting your job descriptions right matters. It’s your chance to make a great first impression and set the right expectations with potential candidates. Mis-hires are costly, and over 80 percent of managers admit to making them. The job description provides an opportunity to clearly distinguish between the minimum requirements of a role and the nice-to-haves, and to also sell why your company is a great place to work.
No pressure, right? To make the task easier, Namely has launched its all-new job description template. The tool allows you to generate eye-catching job descriptions that include all the fields you need to attract the right candidates. Adapted from our own internal template, the interactive file automatically generates two versions of your job description: one for the public, and one for your internal records. The latter allows you to include more sensitive information, like compensation range, overtime classification, and manager name. It also comes prepackaged with a helpful tip sheet, so you know what to be mindful of when writing a job description.
Andy Przystanski is Content Marketing Manager at Namely, the all-in-one HR, payroll, and benefits platform built for today's employees. Connect with Andy and the Namely team on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
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