Hiring New Employees? 6 Tips to Ace Your Job Postings


Companies prize employees as one of their greatest assets, which is why effective recruitment is so important. Compared to this year's previous quarter, Singapore's employment growth slowed by close to 60%. Alarmingly, this calls for revamped hiring strategies for the future. 

For companies looking to widen their employee pool, today's guide will introduce 6 tips that will attract the best talents for your company.

1. List Relevant Requirements for the Job

Before laying down plans for recruitment practices, consider the following:

  • What are your hiring demographics?
  • What are the soft/ hard skills needed?
  • What level of language command is needed?

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Recently, 80% of companies believe that soft skills are important for success. Takeaways? Candidates possessing hard skills alone are not well-rounded enough. Thus, hiring great players with great team spirit is more ideal in today's work environment.

2. Clear-cut Job Listings

Every job seeker experienced the hassle of understanding confusing job postings. This takes a negative toll on one's company image. Tackle this by using layman's terms to list out job requirements clearly. Sure enough, 53%  of job-seekers expect their job scopes explained to them clearly so they know what to expect.

A helpful tip is to only include “must-have” requirements rather than “nice-to-have” ones. When too many requirements are listed, this may potentially deter job seekers from applying simply because they do not meet all of your requirements.

3. Include Important Information

Location. To push your applicant submission counts up, make sure your location is made known to job seekers. That said, job seekers are always keen in working for a company that can cut time spent on traveling by 30 minutes. In addition to listing your Headquarter address, include your nearest MRT station as well - it allows job seekers allocate their morning schedules accurately.

FastJobs allows you to conveniently tag MRT stations nearest to you, which allows your job listings to be searched by location. Bid goodbye to poor online traffic, job seekers near you will definitely chance upon your job listing!

Staff Perks: Job seekers will keep their eyes peeled for the following, so ensure that these are listed on your job postings:

  • Staff benefits. List down all staff discounts, insurances or retirement plans.
  • Salaries. Since competition for jobs are ever rising, including attractive salaries will draw attention to your posting.
  • Employee Leave. Job seekers want to be granted flexible leave to establish a work-life balance.

With the above information, it beefs up your job listing with inviting payouts, ultimately cutting down queries received regarding these pointers.

4. Be Transparent

Emerging into the new generation of job searching, more companies are bringing once-secret information to light, such as salary payouts. Statistically, 52% of job seekers mentioned that the number one frustration during the job search was the lack of response from employers. Another 40% of candidates raised concerns about the lack of communication between their acceptance term and their first day of work.

However, based on your company’s required demographics, stating the nationality and age of workers is inevitable. 

Language Used for your Job Listing. TAFEP has established certain guidelines regarding acceptable and non-acceptable job posting languages in Singapore. For example, “Singaporeans and Malaysians prefered” is unacceptable and should be replaced by “Only Singaporeans”, not mentioning any nationality. Interested to find out a compilation of such dos and don’ts? Click here to learn more!

5. Incorporate Strong CTA(s) to Your Listings

After skimming through your job listings, interested job seekers want a follow-up to find out more. To break it down, CTA (Call-to-Action) refers to content that encourages audiences to do something at that point in time.

CTAs (Call-to-Action) are vital as it directs potential employees to act now and retain their interests to find out more about your company. One tip to really make your CTAs stand out is including verbs in them. Backing this up, 93.67% of sites analysed used verbs such as “Start, Read and Request” in their CTAs. Talking about ‘FOMO’, we highly encourage you to trigger interest with verb-infused CTAs.

6. Choosing the Right Platforms for Your Job Posting

In this digitalization age, online platforms are the most accessible for most. Be it on mobile or on one’s computer, FastJobs allows your job postings to be viewed virtually anywhere, anytime.

Plan for your Interviews. That’s right, job seekers are not the only people that needs to prepare for interviews. Before the actual planning phase, here are a few questions that should be thought through:

    • Who are our interviewees and what skills are we looking out for during the interview?
    • How many rounds of interviews should applicants go through? (This depends on the hiring size)
    • Did we pick out a few interviewers from a list of managers to lead the interview? " Source

Once these questions are answered, you may now come up with your list! To help you with your brainstorming process, we have included some helpful links, such as 16 of the Best Job Interview Questions to Ask Candidates and The 10 Most Common Interview Question.

FastJobs helps schedule interviews for you. If you are worried about facing difficulty in arranging interviews with potential employees, this problem will be flawlessly tackled when you choose to list your jobs on FastJobs. Scheduling interviews is as simple as choosing the date, time and location of the interview and it will automatically be synced to the applicant’s end.

7. In a Nutshell

Job listing remains as an important tool to ensure that your company sieve out employees best suited for your company. With this knowledge, you can not only gain an edge from other companies, you can also expect smoother, more effective hires in the future! Can’t wait to put these strategies to test? Head over to our FastJobs App and upload your Job Listing and let the applications roll in.

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