The market is slowly changing and more companies are looking to fill positions that have been on hold. They have realized that they no longer can run effectively without key positions being filled. The question becomes: 'What do I need from from this role in this changed economy?' Below are questions to help you create the best job description to give to your recruiter, and thus leading you to the ideal candidate.
1. What is the job's primary purpose or contribution to the company?
2. What are the essential duties and responsibilities? It's best to think about the job in its entirety. Some duties may only take place once a year but are still highly important.
3. Will this job supervise anyone? If so, how many people and will the number of subordinates increase?
4. What past job experience will the ideal candidate need?
5. What specific skills must a candidate bring to the role?
6. Are certain licenses or certificates required to do the position?
7. Does the position require overtime?
8. How much can the company afford to pay this person? Is there any leeway for the 'right' person? What are the benefits?
9. Is there a growth path for this position?
10. If this person is replacing a terminated employee, why did the previous person fail, and what skills were not there that were needed?
11. When will this person start?
12. Is travel involved?
13. Who will this person report to?
14. Who will be responsible for interviewing, hiring and training?
The final thought being: 'Why would someone want to work for you or your company?' You will still need to attract good employees and have them have a desire to work for you as opposed to other companies. If you need help with any of these issues, or have a position you would like filled, please give Kunin Associates a call and we would be happy to help.

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Comment by Greg Inguagiato on September 11, 2009 at 2:50pm
Nice review of all of the basic points that any good corporate or staffing industry recruiter would be sure to hit on! Thanks for sharing. Greg Inguagiato, Palm Coast Data, Palm Coast, FL
Comment by Robert Merrill on September 12, 2009 at 10:40am
How many companies are hiring today from a job description that was written a year (or five) ago, by a HR Generalist who was laid off in round three, and by a manager who newly acquired the department and the business realities have changed so much the person might never be a fit for the new job, even if they are a rock-star per the job description?

Its good to sit down and re-evaluate! Thanks for the outline!
Comment by Kunin Associates on September 14, 2009 at 8:45am
Thank you for comments!
Great suggestions


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