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Thinking less about the job postings, more about the jobs: A column article by Amy Born

June 09, 2022

Meeting_fizke_GettyImages-1164377560The Great Resignation. The Great Reshuffle. The Great Realignment. The Great and Terrible Oz. Whatever you call it, leaders are feeling it. 

Nothing is more important to an organization’s success than its people. My work with Leading Edge is all about that necessity, and I’ve been involved in countless conversations with talent professionals asking questions like: “How can I step up my recruiting in this environment? What does a job posting need to say to attract the right people? Where should I post this job to get a diverse pool of candidates?” In this “buyer’s market” for jobs, if we think about the job as a product, many of us focus on our sales pitch. 

It’s important to get our pitch right. But what if the problem is less with the pitch than the product? What would happen if we worried less about the job postings and more about changing the jobs?

It’s easy to assume that a job is static. You need a director of development. You need a volunteer coordinator. You need a finance associate. Those are the functions needed to get the work done. What can we change about that?

A lot, actually....

Read the full column article by Amy Born, chief strategy officer at Leading Edge.

(Photo credit: Getty Images/fizke)

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