Are You Wasting Time With Vague Job Ads?


Growing? According to top HR bloggers, it’s time for employers and recruiters alike to put on their thinking caps and start creating job postings that effectively communicate key information about vacant roles.


It has been said that nine out of ten job ads on internet recruitment sites fail to meet requirements as outlined by Center Code as well as fail to give basic information about pay and hours.


So, the message here is really concise. It is necessary for businesses to begin creating clear job postings that share as much information as possible. Not only will this assist active jobseekers to realize whether a certain role could potentially be the right position for them, but it will also save business owners, managers, and/or recruiters a huge amount of time when it comes to managing enquiries and sorting through resumes from applicants who aren’t suitable, or who aren’t willing or able to work within the requirements of the role(s) offered.


Planning to hire new staff in the near future and worried about making the right choice? You might find it useful to implement the following tips:


  • Make sure you understand what this job entails


As your business grows, you will be doing everything you can to make sure you are up to speed with what’s going on with the operational side of things. The realism here though is that it won’t be possible to do every task. Before attempting to write a job post, ask yourself, “Am I truly familiar with all that the role involves?” If not, make sure you do your research on the position. It will also help if you could speak to someone who’s already doing the job.

  • Don’t try to hide the more negative aspects of the role


It may seem practical to purposely leave out the least attractive parts of the job from your job post, but this is counterproductive and will only cause you more problems in the long run. When you’re upfront and honest, you will begin to attract possible candidates who could pose as a better fit. This will save you time, money, and a great deal of aggravation.

  • Don’t cut corners with online job postings


Some job posters may have a tendency to not put as much thought and effort into creating an online job posting as you would a printed one, but do not underestimate the power of the web. The content of your postings could be shared across the globe, so remember this and make sure that you’re sending out the right message. Also, don’t forget that you still need to conform with employment legislation, and maintain the same high standards.


It is common for recruitment to be a costly procedure, especially when you get it wrong, but be sure to take the time to ensure that you do things the right way from the very beginning, and you will be guaranteed to see better results.


Need a little help with creating your own job postings that will attract the right people and paint your business in a positive light? We’d be thrilled to offer you a free 30-minute consultation, so call Smarter HR Solutions at 713-999-1205 to schedule your appointment! Happy Hiring!