Job Descriptions May Be Hurting Your Retention

Job Descriptions May Be Hurting Your Retention

CCL was established over 40 years ago, and since then has screened or interviewed tens of thousands of candidates and reviewed even more job descriptions written by clients. It has been our experience, that the importance of a written job description to sourcing and screening the right candidate is often underestimated.

However, whether you realize it or not, there is a direct correlation between the accuracy of a job description and staff retention. Even if you find the right candidate, navigate the interview process, negotiate an offer, and successfully onboard a new hire; there may be big gaps in expectations vs. what was laid out in the job description. This could result in a troublesome question in the mind of the new hire…”What is actually expected of me at my job?” This can lead to burnout, low productivity, poor job performance and high staff turnover.

Our team understands that external job descriptions, if used properly, is a tool for finding top talent. A clear and concise job description not only helps HR, and recruiters, understand who they are searching for, it saves the time of candidates applying for something which isn’t entirely within their expertise. If written and advertised correctly, a clear and accurate job description can:

  • reduce the time-to-hire
  • cut down manhours spent sourcing resumes
  • increase the probability of closing the right candidates
  • ensure better retention

By getting this crucial first step right, your organization will set itself up for better ongoing job design, communication, workforce engagement and retention. CCL’s approach is simple, We are More than Recruitment. Our team of experts can help your organization attract and retain better talent, saving you time, money and hassle.

If you’re interested in finding out how the benefit of working with CCL extends well beyond our core services, check out another example of how CCL offers genuine, value-added services to our client, Click the link for a Sample Salary and Compensation Report that can help your team evaluate your company’s hiring package.


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