Writing a job posting is hard. Whether it’s a new job or an old job requisition they have on file, recruiters have to find the perfect balance of skills to attract the candidates they want.
But how do you know which skills to include? Will they make your pool too broad? Too narrow? Too expensive? It’s nearly impossible to know without data.
That’s why we’ve added the new Skills-Driven Recruiting Analysis to Emsi Recruit, our talent analytics tool built specifically for recruiters.
With this new feature, recruiters can drop the text of their posting into our tool, extract the skills, see how common they are in any region, and find related skills. Then, once they have their posting finalized, we’ll show them what supply, demand, and compensation looks like for the job they’re hiring for.
Now, recruiters can spend less time worrying about their job postings and more time talking with qualified talent.
Here’s a step-by-step overview of how the Skills-Driven Recruiting Analysis works. You can also watch a how-to video.
Step 1: Plug in your posting
Open the report, select a region, and type in your job title. Then, copy and paste your job description into the Parse Skills box. For this walkthrough, we’ll look at web developers in the Seattle MSA.
Using our skills API, the report will automatically identify all the skills in your posting and list them for you on the right side of your screen.
Step 2: Prioritize your skills
Now that you’ve identified the skills, you can see how many profiles in the Seattle region include each skill. Using the toggle switch, you can check how adding or removing skills will affect your talent pool. This can help you prioritize skills and get a realistic idea of talent supply.
Step 3: Find related skills
You’ll notice that each skill is now underlined in the job posting. You can click on any skill and see a list of related skills. This can be helpful if you’re writing a new job description, but don’t know which skills to require. As long as you know one or two must-have skills, this related skills list will help you flesh out your posting.
Step 4: Check tagging confidence
So how do we know that a skill is a skill? That “React” is the programming language rather than the verb? That’s where tagging confidence comes in. You’ll see a percentage in the bottom left of the related skills box indicating the tagging confidence. And just to the right, you’ll see a toggle that will show you which words (if any) in the posting supplied the context to identify this skill.
Step 5: Run the report
Once you’ve selected which skills you want to include, click “Run Report.” This will take you to our Recruiting Analysis report where you’ll find detailed information on supply, demand, compensation, top companies, and top job titles.
With a labor market as tight as ours, there is no time to waste when it comes to writing an effective job posting. The new Skills-Driven Recruiting Analysis will save recruiters precious time and help them spend more time doing what they do best: hiring great talent.