When will someone take what the Jobs Genie started (http://www.lawrence.com/jobopenings/), and make the info job seekers REALLY want in an easy to access online format? Maybe take it a step farther and find out what motivates a job seeker (Achievement, Security, Power, Social Connection, etc), plus company culture and values, helping job seekers identify job opportunities with companies that value the same things? Or gather the employee values and let the employers search the databases (using AI, perhaps)and find employees who will choose to stay, grow, and contribute.
Why are we still posting job announcements that do not answer so many of the key questions job seekers have? This forces job seekers to waste time applying for jobs they ultimately will not want, because the key info they needed was intentionally left out of the job posting. So they never apply for the job that FITS...because they were busy applying for what looked like it might fit, only to learn 5 weeks later when an offer is extended that the pay is $15k less than their current salary. Or worse, they accept the job, you onboard and train them, and after 4 months they start quietly looking for another job because it's not a good cultural fit. You spend 6 months with a disengaged worker who leaves and then invites your best employees to join them at their new employer.
"Wouldn't it be Great" if:
1 - Job postings provided all the basic info job seekers want, so that someone who wants a job with any 4 (or 10!)of the characteristics on the Jobs Genie table, could simply check those 10 boxes, enter a zip code, wage/salary range, and it produced a list of job openings that FIT? Instead of doing a search and then reading 50 job postings while trying to guess about the info that is left out of traditional job descriptions?
2 - "Cultural fit" info like values, stress, etc was available to job seekers.
3 - Motivational fit was addressed in the posting as well.
Imagine low turnover, good employee-job fit, high creativity, low disengagement, and all the results that would follow! Productivity would rise, nuisance law suits and workplace injury claims decline, as would addictions, crime, and abuse. Tax collection would rise, unemployment and homelessness rates would fall, allowing reallocation of those resources.
Who will do it first?
Wow.... this app is amazing!