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Write a Job Posting Applicants Will Want to Read

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The number of job postings available to job seekers has exploded thanks to the internet, but this increased visibility doesn’t necessarily benefit recruiters. With so many job descriptions to read through, applicants no longer have the patience to comb through a company’s posting line by line. This is especially true for postings that are structured as dense blocks of text. 

According to a study from the Nielson Norman Group, people only read about 20% of the content on a typical web page, on average. Online job postings are no different. Applicants often skim over a high volume of job postings and make quick decisions about their interest in the job opportunity. If your company is currently experiencing a shortage of responses to your job postings, then the style of your postings may be to blame. Here are a few tips to keep applicants engaged by making some simple adjustments to the readability of your online job descriptions: 

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Social Media as a Hiring Tool?

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Social media platforms have mixed the personal and professional lives of people for all to see. As a result, more companies are incorporating social media checks into their hiring processes to gain a better sense of workplace fit for a potential hire. 

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Attract New Hires Through Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives

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Corporate social responsibility is a commitment that a company makes to practice ethical behavior through initiatives that can range from a greener office to community service. Job seekers are increasingly interested in working at an organization that gives them a sense of purpose, and now many job seekers use a company’s corporate social responsibility as a positive signal when looking for a new place of employment. According to the Snapshot Employee Research Survey, approximately 70% of employees want to work for a company with similar values. Here are a few ways you can implement socially responsible initiatives in your office: 

 

Outdoor Initiatives 

Based on Deloitte’s “2017 Volunteerism Survey,” approximately 89% of respondents state that company sponsored volunteer activities create a better working environment. Offices can build a fun workplace culture through community service activities. Large outdoor activities such as working with an organization like Habitat for Humanity, helping at an animal adoption event, cleaning up a local beach, or participating in a charity run benefits your community while also strengthening your team through out-of-office bonding. 

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How to Avoid “Summer Slump” in the Workplace

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If you’re noticing a sudden decrease in productivity from your team, it may just be the result of a summer slump. One study found that attendance at work decreases by 18% in the summer, and people describe an increase in feeling distracted by as much as 20%. These statistics are disconcerting as they show how impactful a change in season can be on the overall productivity of the office. Fortunately, there are ways to combat a workplace summer slump. Here are a couple of places to start 

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