What is an internal job posting and how does it benefit your organization? We cover the top three ways to promote a job posting for internal recruiting through your intranet which include: Job Opening Application, Home Page Feed, and Company Announcements.
Promoting a job opening within a company helps retain top talent and grow your organization. One way to ensure job openings acquire knowledgeable and qualified candidates is by opening them up to existing employees. An internal job posting on your intranet software allows ambitious employees to grow by stepping-up instead of stepping out of your company.
There are multiple benefits to hiring from within, which include, but are not limited to:
When it comes to posting jobs on your intranet you can begin by creating a Job Openings application. Job Openings allows you to share current positions within your organization in one, easy to access, location for all employees.
Employees can either apply for open positions or recommend a colleague they believe would be a good fit. The Job Openings functionality includes the ability to upload resumes and cover letters as well as setting an Automated Approval Workflow that will send applications directly to HR or the hiring manager.
Job Openings includes a pre-made form that can easily be filled out by the Hiring Manager that includes; the title of the job, starting and closing dates, location, required qualifications and skills, salary, and more. Although these forms are pre-made, there are plenty of opportunities to customize based on your needs. For example; you may require them to attach a writing sample, include the level of education, etc. These options ensure you post exactly what you need to get the job filled.
Tip: By moving the job application process online, you can completely eliminate paper forms and confusion.
In addition to the Job Posting form, Job Openings comes with a convenient application form that enables employees to apply directly on your intranet. The application form dynamically pulls the job applicant’s name, email, supervisor, and any other employee information from their Employee Profile.
Employees can easily apply through an Online Application Form, and from there, the form will go through an approval workflow. This simplifies the application process and significantly speeds it up.
Tip: Use a Job Openings application or customize your own internal job posting workflow by customizing online forms!
You’ve created the internal job posting but now you want to get the word out. There are 3 ways to promote an internal job posting: engaging, targeting, and announcing!
Tip: Employees will feel motivated to grow within a company if they feel there are opportunities and support from management to do so!
editor’s note: this blog was originally posted in 2015 and has been updated to reflect accuracy.