Last year, the U.S. unemployment rate was the lowest it has been in fifty years. This means that there are more jobs available than there are qualified personnel to meet it. As with the law of supply and demand, it puts the reins of power squarely in the hands of job seekers. We are in the middle of the new phenomenon of the candidate-driven market.
Finding the best fit for a job opening means more than just posting and interviewing. Among the best candidates for companies are passive job candidates, those who are not currently seeking a new job and therefore, not searching your employment opportunity pages or searching job boards regularly.
An effective job description is central to attracting top talent to your organization. One that’s engaging and clearly (but concisely) conveys the duties of the position, the benefits of working with your organization, the required skills, and other pertinent information.