Important Things to Include in a Job Description When Recruiting

Human Resources

If you are hoping to expand your team, it is vital that you create a job description, so people know what they are applying for and, what to expect from the job. When you are creating a job ad and writing a description it can be difficult to know what to include and this is because you don’t want to write too much or not include the essential things. 

To help you with this, we have put together some of the important things that you should include in a job description when recruiting. 

Write Down Bullet points 

Before you start to create a job description, the first thing that you will need to make sure you do is write down some bullet points of all the things that happen in the office so you don’t forget any of the important details. When you have got all the details written down, you can use this as a basic plan to follow. 

Day to Day Tasks 

When you are writing a job description, the most relevant things that you can include are the day to day tasks that the employee will be expected to carry out. This is relevant information to include in a job description because it will give the employee a taste and a bit of information about what they will be expected to do so they can decide if this is a role suitable for them. Many employers neglect to do this and it can put people off applying.

Include Employee Benefits 

If you have any benefits schemes for your employees then, you should make sure you include this in the job description. This is what can make your business stand out from another business in the same industry. When you have employee benefits you will find that it can make it a lot easier for you to get employees to apply for the role. One thing that is desirable for many candidates in 2020 is flexible benefits. If you don’t have this already, check out a platform like Zest Benefits

Important Information

Another thing that is vital to include in a job description is the important information such as working hours, pay rate, flexibility, uniform and more. If you have not yet decided on these details then, you should make sure to state in the job description that they will be discussed at a later date if selected for an interview. When the candidates have been selected for an interview, it is important that you give them the details that they will need to know such as the date and time of interview as well as the location and if they have to bring anything with them such as ID or a CV.

Choose the Right Employees 

When you have written the job description it is now time to make sure you choose the right employee or the right employees that fit the job description. Make sure to ask questions in the interview about what stood out to the candidates from the job description in order to assess their compatibility with the role. This can also help you to make sure any future job descriptions are perfect. 

Use Our Tips

If you are hoping to hire some new team members, this year then you should make sure that your job description is carefully written. Use the tips that we have given you in this article and include everything that needs to be in there. Hopefully, you’ll find the right candidates for the roles.