For a more affordable, targeted approach to securing high-quality remote talent for your projects, a BPO may procure vetted contractors/employees to meet your needs more effectively.
Predominantly, Gahn Source Solutions and Kuah Comm uses the exclusive skills of our own team to support each clients' journey to success. From time to time, clients need additions to their own in-house team, in which we create an effective job post that attracts attention to the many freelance job platforms we are partnered with.
Ready to manage that process on your own—to find freelance workers or long-term team members quickly? No problem! Here’s how:
Initially, you should write a description of your company before writing your job post. You will then post the description on multiple freelancer hiring platforms. Prospective freelancers depend heavily on the information given by the companies on these platforms to sort out which project and company are best for them. Let your company description distinguish your business from your competitors.
Describe your company functions, it’s products and services as well as your customer base.
The Job Description
So, let’s start with some key points about "Job Descriptions":
Balance the Details
When outsourcing talent, highly detailed and long descriptions don’t work well—especially in certain countries.
If they feel there is one requirement that they're not able to meet, then it's very likely they won't apply.
(e.g., 4 years of ruby development when a perfectly qualified candidate only has 3).
Stay Brief and Be Clear
Don’t be unclear or indefinite—things like “passionate about success,” “able to work well with others.” Straight to the point and keep it short. You only need about 3 points. You can filter them out later—3 points are perfect to get people in and you can filter them later. Again, remain focused and concise.
Explain the Salary Range Upfront
Incomplete contact information and payment scale—many companies purposely leave out payment scales in hopes to persuade. This may not work well, depending on your company's industry and your intentions for short- or long-term employees/freelancers. Additionally, this can be frustrating and not a very transparent way to showcase your reputation. You can increase the quality of your applications received—even if you (at least) provide a starting salary amount (minimum) and explain any other benefits involved with the job. Show the applicants that you actually have a company culture and care about your teams...even the temporary freelancers that are hired.
Be Crystal Clear About the Application Process
If the application process requires their résumé/CV and references, it's extremely important to clarify how to submit such details. Ensure that your contact info or application submission instructions are clear. Give a heads up that there may be a background check or video interviews involved.
Initially, you should write a description of your company before writing your job post. You will then post the description on multiple freelancer hiring platforms or websites that help promote your job requisitions. For example, if you are looking for freelance writers or editors that wok-from-home, then you can post websites such as TextBroker, Remote Writer Jobs, ProBlogger, or UpWork.
Prospective freelancers depend heavily on the information given by the companies on these platforms to sort out which project and company are best for them. Let your company description distinguish your business from your competitors.
Here's a few tips to get you started:
Highlight Your Company's Mission
Describe your company functions, it’s products and services—as well as your customer base. It's acceptable and very helpful to provide a website URL in this section. It allows the applicant to explore your company and immerse themselves in your company's goals before the interview. As a plus, your company will get a bit more traffic through this style of backlinking.
Filter Out Your Applicants
There is a code word trick that helps separate potential candidates and quickly points out the ones who are paying attention. Somewhere in the middle of the job description, tell them to reply with an email that has your code word in the subject line. This way you can go into your email client and set up a filter to only look at new emails containing your keyword in the subject line.
These are just a few tips that are followed by our experts (when needed) and clients that simply need freelancers. They are basic, but create job specs that are concise, direct, and provide a wide range of applicants.
The main goal is to have a wide range of applicants to respond to your postings. You want serious applicants, who understand what you are looking for and that sincerely believe they are a good fit for the position. This will allow you to have a solid amount of qualified candidates from which you can hire the best fit for your company.
If you change your mind and desire the work process of our experienced team for your next project, we invite you to reach out to Gahn Source Solutions or connect with our SME Tech Consultants to explore your options and leverage a powerful plan towards hiring your next team member.
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