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The broken job description and onboarding perception gap

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Executive Summary

Effective job descriptions and an optimised onboarding experience can go a long way to ensuring that candidates convert to valuable employees. However, recent research by Allegis Group uncovered a disparity in how hiring managers and candidates view the efficacy of the job description and hiring process. This whitepaper explores how and why opportunities are being missed during the hiring process, from the moment the job description is put down on paper until a new hire is settled into their role. It suggests areas for improvement and provides tips to providing a top-notch onboarding experience to ensure a new hire’s longevity within the organisation.

Topics Covered

  • The most important aspects of a job description include advancement opportunities, job responsibilities and culture or environment.
  • Job descriptions are not created following best practices such as providing clear and understandable information or providing employee value propositions.
  • During the onboarding process employees disagree that hiring managers are organised and prepared for the first day, meet with new hires at the necessary frequency and give new hires a 30-60-90-day plan.
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