How Job Descriptions Can Help You Hire Right

Written by Heather Bussing

March 14, 2022

How Job Descriptions Can Help You Hire Right

While a big part of recruiting is about connecting with candidates, recruiting really begins with a solid job description that:

  • Accurately describes the work.
  • Is inclusive and compelling.
  • Allows you to set the right salary range.

Job descriptions are the building blocks to attract and hire the right candidates.

Craft Great Job Ads

When you have a comprehensive library of all your jobs in one place, it's much easier to create great job ads. You have everything you need to know about the skills, requirements, and can provide a good sense of what the work is like.

There's a single place where all the job ads live and everyone can find them easily, it saves time. No more hunting down that ad you wrote 3 years ago for a similar role. You also don't need to reinvent the ad each time. Instead, by using consistent descriptions and formats, you help everyone understand what you're looking for and it's always on brand.

After you've made any edits or updates to the ad, check it for hidden biases including age, race and gender. A Bias Check tool will tell you if something is likely to put off potential candidates. As organizations focus on diversity and inclusion, it's important to start off right from the very first encounter with a potential candidate.

Once your ad is ready, get it reviewed and approved. With company-wide collaboration tools, there is one version. Once approved, it's easy to find and make available to all your recruiters to use. This saves everyone time and frustration.

Get Pay Right's JobArchitect can help you build the job descriptions you need with a job content library, templates, and tools to help you compare roles. When your job ads come from comprehensive job descriptions that accurately and consistently describe skills and other requirements, it becomes easy to price jobs both internally and externally.'s JobArchitect tool works seamlessly with CompAnalyst to track internal pay and pay equity. It also allows you to stay up to date on the market, compare pay for roles, location, and industry, and set compensation that's right for both your organization and the job.

The combination of compelling, inclusive job ads and competitive compensation is the foundation of recruiting the ideal candidates for your organization.

To learn more or get a demo of JobArchitect, click here.

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Heather Bussing is a California employment lawyer and analyst in the HRTech industry. She writes regularly at and loves helping organizations prevent problems and build more human friendly workplaces. She also loves photography and posts a landscape every morning on twitter @heatherbussing.

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