Your Job Description Is Doing Double Duty—And Why That's a Problem
Jon Stross is President and Co-Founder of Greenhouse. At Greenhouse, Jon drives the product strategy and works closely with customers and partners to build a platform that improves recruiting performance. Before founding Greenhouse, Jon served as the GM for BabyCenter.com and was responsible for the global rollout of the business.
For anyone involved in recruiting, job descriptions are an integral part of the hiring process. Unfortunately, many companies are not using this tool optimally. The misuse of job descriptions boils down to one core problem: Using a single document to serve two completely different purposes.
There should always be a distinction between how you describe a job internally and the way you promote it to the outside world—and the typical job description doesn’t do either very well.
Why is this distinction important? And how can you make sure you’re not guilty of overburdening your job descriptions? Read on to find out.Read more