9 tools to help you build bulletproof job descriptions

You are staring at a cursor on a blank screen. Or, if you’re lucky, you have a template of some kind to work with. If you’re unlucky, you might be looking at a mess of a job description someone else tried to create—that you need to turn into a magic document that will not only attract your dream candidate, but set them up for success.

No formality, no problem!

Knowing someone's low in formality might give you second thoughts about hiring him or her. "She doesn't know how to follow rules," you think to yourself. Or perhaps, "He'll never hit deadlines." Valid concerns, but being low in formality might actually be that person's biggest strength. 

One simple way to think about employer-employee fit

Whether you’re hiring someone or looking to be hired, finding fit is critically important. Mike Zani, The Predictive Index’s CEO, has a simple framework for how he thinks about this. Before you hit play to watch the video, grab a pencil and piece of paper (you’ll understand why when you watch the video).

Recruitment, team building, and coaching all wrapped into one tool

Community Family Guidance Center (CFGC) is a non-profit children’s mental health agency with about 65 employees. Most of its employees are therapists and case managers and administrators. Joan Smock is their director of human resources. The Predictive Index (PI) did a question and answer with Joan to learn more about how they use PI at the Community Family Guidance Center.