Creating a competitive job title and description
When posting a job, it’s important to create a clear, concise job title. In today’s hiring climate, job-seekers are likely to be searching for exact terms. Our job description builder, when you post a job on Indeed, allows you to pick a standard job title and provides recommendations on related, most-searched job titles in your area. Our job description builder also allows you to designate when jobs are only temporarily remote, like in the case of positions that will no longer be remote post the COVID-19 outbreak. We also provide resources that explain job post best practices to make sure your job description attracts quality candidates.
Screen for key qualifications up front
When posting your job, set free applicant qualification questions, called screener questions, to verify if candidates meet your preferred or required criteria. This is one of the best ways to ensure candidates have all the non-negotiable skills before they apply. Ask about skills, experience, or certifications, then use the answers to those questions to filter candidates in your Employer Dashboard completely remotely.
Make sure your job is set up for success
We’ll give you the option to upgrade your job to a Sponsored Job once you’ve finished submitting your job information. Sponsored Jobs increase your likelihood to hire by 5X (Source: Indeed Worldwide). Please note: Sponsored Jobs are completely flexible.There are no contracts, and you can pause or close your job at any time.
Maximize job visibility on social media
To give your job additional visibility, ask your peers and colleagues to share your job post to social sites. Don’t have a dedicated careers page on your site to promote? Access your unique Career Page that links to all of your active jobs. Find your Career Page at the bottom of your Employer Dashboard once you post a job. Click the social icons from your dashboard to quickly share.
Easily collaborate on hiring with your colleagues
You might need to vet candidates across departments before narrowing them down to a quality shortlist. You can add and collaborate with colleagues on your account from your Employer Dashboard, making it easy for other team members to review candidates, share comments and add feedback. With Indeed, no important stakeholder is left out of the hiring loop because all relevant information about a candidate is in one place.
Manage your jobs in one location
The Jobs tab on the Employer Dashboard displays a list of all jobs currently available at your company and shows how many people have clicked on and applied to each job. On this page, you can also see the budget you’ve set for each job. Change any aspect of your posting by clicking “edit job” beneath the job title.
Let assessments determine a candidate’s skills
Assess candidates’ skills from your Employer Dashboard. If you’d like to screen your candidates before reaching out to them, send candidate assessments. Once candidates complete the assessment, you will be able to filter candidates by their response in your Employer Dashboard.
Manage candidates in one spot
From the Candidates tab of your dashboard, you can preview applicants to your jobs at a glance. Click on a name for a closer look at an applicant’s qualifications and expertise. You can also forward resumes to other hiring stakeholders for feedback. As you move through the process, you can indicate whether a candidate has been screened, interviewed, rejected or hired by changing the candidate status.
Easily schedule interviews and send messages
When you’re ready to act, message your candidate right from your dashboard. Our messaging tool provides easy-to-use, templates to quickly start the conversation. When you’re ready to chat further, schedule the interview right from your Employer Dashboard. To support you with interview resources at this time in particular, we’ve compiled a list of relevant phone screening questions to support hiring remotely. After a phone screening, we recommend conducting a face to face interview. During this time of social distancing, video interviews are a great alternative. Services like Zoom can support video interviews for free!
Extend the offer
When you’ve selected your top candidate, it’s time to extend a job offer. Before sending the official offer letter, email the candidate to set up a time to talk over the phone. During the call, express excitement about inviting them to join your team and present the terms of your offer, including salary, benefits, start date, etc. If the candidate accepts your verbal offer, send an official written letter. Your offer letter should cover everything you talked about during the phone call.
Check out our article on writing an engaging, informative job offer letter.
Control the process
Indeed is designed to give you control of all stages of the job posting process, right from your computer. You can edit your job description at any time. If you need time to catch up on reviewing resumes, or you’re suddenly unable to hire at this time, you can pause a job post, which temporarily removes it from Indeed’s site. When you’re ready, you can change the status of your job post back to ’open’ to put it back in search results.
And when you find the right candidate, or if you decide you no longer wish to hire for the position, simply close your job from your Employer Dashboard.
When you use Indeed for a job post, you have the ability to control every part of the hiring process so that it’s as simple as possible.
From coordinating interviews to making the hire, Indeed is here to support you with whatever you need in this time, and we will continue to provide you with the tools you need for your hiring process.