A growing number of companies face a harsh reality as they head into 2019: talent acquisition is under siege. Record low unemployment rates are enough to intimidate even the best HR leaders, but beyond that, movements like #MeToo have brought companies’ hiring practices and cultures into the spotlight, while job automation has transformed the skills employees need to thrive in the workplace.
Long gone are the days when post-and-pray job postings were enough to attract top talent. Today, candidates increasingly expect carefully-crafted, detailed job descriptions that not only describe the critical skills workers will need for a role, but also provide a glimpse into company culture. More than anything,