Deciding to add a new member to your team comes with many challenges: getting approval from leadership, working with the HR Department and preparing your team for a new member are all things to be taken into consideration. But before you start on any of those tasks, the first thing you should do is to write the job description of your new role.
This might sound easy enough but in actuality it can be quite difficult. And how you accomplish this feat can directly affect the kind of talent you attract and ultimately, whom you hire.
So what exactly is needed in order to start publishing your job to the boards and recruiting great talent?
First and foremost you need a job title. What a Project Manager is to your company might not be what a Project Manager is to another. You need to make sure the title fits with the job qualifications and experience you are looking for. Along with this you need who the manager will be of the position, where this position will be located, what the salary range is and what benefits will be offered.
Sometimes getting this information approved can be difficult. If you are waiting for approval or feedback from a higher-up or your HR team, do not publish this job just to start the process. Doing so might get you some candidates in the interim, but your lack of information and inability to move forward will show your company in a bad light and turn those candidates away.
Once you get the information you need to move forward, deciding the day-to-day tasks is the next area of your job description you need to work on. These tasks should properly reflect the job title and salary of the position. This requires some brainstorming and concise written descriptions. The more you can nail down exactly what this person will be doing and also the qualifications it takes to do it, the more likely you will be to find that right fit.
If you are working with a staffing company, they also need a completed job description. If they are not supplied with the proper information they might be looking for a candidate who will not be a fit for your company. Providing them with all the important information is key to them successfully finding the right person for your job.
Even in your internal efforts if you do not have a job description that accurately reflects the position, you might get a pool of wrong candidates thus, extending your hiring process. Completing everything correctly the first time will allow you to recruit for your position effectively and ultimately, end up with the perfect employee.
To get a step-by-step guide of how to to write an effective job description, click below!