Realistic Job Preview

Share with the candidate what it’s like to work in your organisation with a Realistic Job Preview.

Effective recruitment tool

Offer a realistic insight into all aspects of the job and organisation to set expectations, positively impact the candidate experience, and ensure that every new hire will be a professional and cultural fit.

RJPs serve as a powerful self-deselection sifting tool, as any job applicants who do not feel aligned with the depiction of the job being put across will be able to opt-out of interviewing with the company.

Realistic Job Preview

What is realistic job preview?

A Realistic Job Preview (RJP) is a highly effective recruiting tool that employers use to present an unfiltered snapshot of the job they are hiring for. RJPs illustrate numerous details related to the job, including duties, expectations, work environment, and the organisation as a whole, in a negative and positive light, allowing potential employees to decide for themselves whether the role, as described, is the right choice for them.

RJPs offer candidates a thorough depiction of what a ‘day in the life’ would look like in a particular role, or as part of the wider organisation.

Why realistic job preview?

Realistic Job Previews separate prospective applicants aligned with your mission statement and organisational values from those job seekers who do not share the same passion, who withdraw from the process after witnessing the more realistic expectations and job description – a staggering 45% on average! In other words, by using an RJP, you will be sure that 100% of your applicants will want your job, not just any job.

Hosted on your website, the Realistic Job Preview will be accessible by an unlimited amount of applicants, all of whom will receive suitability feedback based on their answers.

Realistic Job Preview

How it works

So often during recruitment, organisations are misleading with job descriptions, portraying an unrealistic image of the role and wider culture of the organisation, whether intentional or not. However, any applicant hoping to join the company is keen to learn how both a good and bad day on the job will look.

01 Discover

To create a Realistic Job Preview that will benefit both your organisation and your applicants— one that offers a realistic representation of your workplace, day-to-day employee experience and job description—a Skillsarena consultant will take the time to understand the role in detail, the scenarios an employee may face, your company culture and retention dynamics.

02 Design

After gleaning information about your organisation through research, discovery conversations with current employees and more, we will design the image of the job that you will present to potential new employees. We will do this by collating video, audio, and text files and delivering these in a way that reflects your organisation’s values and culture.

03 Develop

After we have created a well-designed plan of action that takes into account all aspects of the job role and organisation (the negative information as well as the positive), our team will work together with you to bring your Realistic Job Preview and to life.

04 Launch

Once the content we will include in your Realistic Job Preview has been thoroughly verified and approved, we provide the RJP to you in all file formats necessary. This way, potential employees can view and benefit from your Realistic Job Preview immediately, either by accessing it on your website or on the job listing sites you are using for recruitment. Alternatively, your content can be hosted by us.

Why use a realistic job preview?

If you want to be as truthful as possible with prospective employees and to promote an image of the company that is as close to reality as can be, realistic job previews are the best option.

Save time

Any job role is likely to receive a huge amount of applications that can be incredibly difficult and time-consuming to assess. RJPs will allow you to dedicate more time and resources to genuine, qualified applicants, as on average, 45% of applicants withdraw from a job application process after completing an RJP. This powerful de-selection tool requires zero administration overhead from you or your team.

Filter candidates amicably

Additionally, if a candidate deselects after not liking what they have seen in the Realistic Job Preview, they will not be alienated as customers. As they will have realised that working for the organisation is not right for them as opposed to the organisation itself, no negative feeling will be left.

Reduce attrition Rate

Employee turnover is a big problem for so many businesses. As the onboarding and eventual dismissal of a bad hire can be extremely costly to a business, making sure that every you recruit into your organisation is the right fit is extremely important. This turnover of staff is not only detrimental to finances, but to morale also. Employees are less likely to be engaged and your team spirit is likely to take a hit when your organisation is gaining and losing members on a regular basis.

Find more committed candidates

If you want to recruit quality, high-performing staff and ensure that they stay a part of your organisation for longer, it is important to be more transparent with your prospective employees from the very beginning. Using a RJP may reduce the amount of applications you receive for a role, but it guarantees that those who do apply will not just be qualified for the role, but they are likely to fit into your existing culture with ease.

No matter what type of organisation you are, offering a job preview that is authentic comes with a huge amount of benefits, so much so that we advise including them as a standard part of any recruitment process.

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