Flawed Job Descriptions Cost Companies Top Talent and Hinder Diversity Efforts
Sound familiar, When a company recognizes the need for a new role or replacement, the process of defining that position begins. Sometimes, team members may search the internet for inspiration from various sources, resulting in a job description that combines responsibilities from multiple roles. This well-intentioned effort then reaches the hiring manager and is either posted to attract applicants or given to external firms to start the search.
At the heart of the matter lies this concern: an inadequately crafted job description can introduce unintended biases. More than that, it sends everyone on a misguided hunt for talent, squandering precious time, energy, effort, and money, let alone keeping a leadership position open for longer.
Enter SucceedSmart. Recognized for its AI-driven executive search platform, which matches talent based on accomplishments and experience, SucceedSmart identifies the flaws inherent in job description creation as the root of many hiring issues. To address this, SucceedSmart proudly unveils Taylor, a generative AI platform currently in Beta, designed to innovate creating and vetting job descriptions.
“Job descriptions are the starting point of any hiring process. If they’re flawed, everything that follows can be skewed,” remarks Sanjay Sathe, Founder and CEO of SucceedSmart. “Our new tool, Taylor, either crafts a fresh, unbiased job description that’s accomplishment-focused, or reviews an existing one, flagging biases and recommending essential changes.”
For instance, Taylor might identify terms like “young and enthusiastic,” suggesting alternatives to avoid age bias. Gender-specific pronouns and language potentially deterring candidates with disabilities are also flagged, ensuring companies maintain an inclusive hiring approach.
In a world where inclusivity is expected, Taylor offers an invaluable solution to the hiring process, prioritizing fairness and accuracy. Seamless integrated with the SucceedSmart platform, Taylor ensures impeccable executive matches.