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How to Create Job Specs that Attract the Best Candidates

01 November 2021


How to Create Job Specs that Attract the Best Candidates

Finding new hires for any role can be difficult, so creating the perfect job spec that will attract high-quality candidates and make them want to apply for a position within your organisation is vital. Here are some of our top tips for creating a job spec that should result in high-quality applications.

Provide Important Information

Job specs should be clear and concise to make it easy for candidates to find the information they’re looking for at a glance. Be sure to state the following:

-Job title

-Salary (or salary range)

-Necessary experience or education level

-Job tasks – include everything this role will entail the person doing on a day-to-day basis

Making this information available from the beginning ensures candidates know what they are applying for and should reduce uninterested or unqualified applications.

Include WHY People Should Want to Work at Your Company

Every business is unique, so communicating what makes your organisation different to candidates is essential. Share the benefits they’ll get from working at your company, what sets you apart from competitors, and what your company values are; plus, anything else you think is important to the integrity of your company. By displaying this information in your job spec, you’ll be more likely to appeal to candidates who share the same values and who, if hired, are likely to become loyal and engaged employees.

Show You’re Committed to Learning and Development

Increasingly, employees want to work for organisations committed to providing learning and development opportunities to their employees. Showing that there is scope for learning, development and career progression within your organisation can help you stand out from your competitors and make your job more attractive, helping to entice top talent.

Where The Role Will be Based

If the role has scope for flexible or remote working, be sure to include this within your spec. Since the pandemic, more and more candidates now want to work all or part of the time from home to help promote a better work/life balance, and if your job allows for this, it will appeal to more candidates.

If you need further assistance, St David Recruitment Services are here to help. We can assist you with every aspect of the job hiring process to ensure you get high-quality applicants. Our goal is to help you find the perfect individual to fill the role and become an integral part of your business. Contact our friendly and professional team to get started with the process today. Give us a call on 02920 797 920, email or fill in the contact form on our website, and one of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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