When it comes to recruitment your business is only as good as the people working in it.
Are you ready to grow your team but unsure of how to attract and recruit the best candidates to suit your needs?
When you add everything up, the average cost of a new hire can be anywhere between $3,500 to $5000 – advertising, selection, induction, PPE and any training necessary before they even start working for you. Not to mention the disruption to your schedule. This cost can be even higher if using a recruitment agency. Many people resort to going it alone but “would you get a baker to fix your plumbing? “
Capturing the position description, navigating the recruitment process through advertisement, selection criteria, reference checks, interviewing and then successfully inducting your new recruit can be achieved effortlessly with the right document templates to suit your business. We offer the creation of all of the necessary documentation individually tailored to suit your business through to assisting with the end-to-end recruitment process. Also, we are available to offer staff performance appraisal support and thus continue the journey with your employee to ensure you achieve your required business outcome.
Creating a position description?
Be specific. Concise titles are more effective than generic ones, so be precise by including key phrases that accurately describe the role.
Keep the language simple. Avoid using terminology and abbreviations that can be confusing. Stick to standard experience levels like “high” rather than “VI” or other terms people are less likely to understand.
Who you are. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position.
What makes your company unique. A position description is an employee’s introduction to your company and your employer brand. Include details about your company culture to sum up why a candidate would love to work for you.
Responsibilities and Duties
Outline the core responsibilities of the position. Make sure your list of responsibilities is detailed but concise. Also emphasize any that may be unique to the position.
Highlight the day-to-day activities of the position. This will help the recruited employee to understand the work environment and the activities they will be exposed to on a daily basis.
Specify how the position fits into the organisation. Indicate who the position reports to and how the position will function within your organisation, helping your employee to see the bigger picture and understand how the role impacts the business.
Qualifications and Skills
Include a list of hard and soft skills. Of course, the position description should specify education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills required for the role. You may also include soft skills, like communication and problem solving. Keep your list concise.