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Job Post Tip: include compensation.


The best job posts bring in the best applicants – take it from us. Here are our tips on how to improve your posting on Poached.

As much as we all wish that passion paid the bills, it usually doesn’t work out that way. So, listing compensation in your job post is essential to bringing in as many resumes as possible and saving time during the hiring process. Think of it this way, when you list compensation — you set up expectations, so you know those applying for your job are more likely to accept an offer, even if it’s only minimum wage. You don’t want to wait until you’ve made a job offer to find out the compensation is below what the candidate is willing to work for, or worse — hire them only to have them quit a few weeks later when they find something that pays more.

No matter how you compensate your employees, it’s better to list something than nothing at all. If your open job is a tipped position, list the hourly pay and add the +Tips option. You can get into more details about the realities of the hourly wage when tips are considered in the job description or even in your Job Summary. If the position is not a tipped position but is flexible depending on experience, list the compensation range and explain in the job description that pay is Determined on Experience (DOE). The truth is, most employers know how much a position pays — so there’s no reason not to include it in your job post.

In some places, like Colorado — listing pay in your job description is required by law. Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act further encourages equal opportunity through transparency in wages. So even if you are in a state that doesn’t have this type of law — being transparent about pay can go a long way in developing your brand’s reputation and encouraging the development of others.

Ashley Lange

Ashley Lange likes to cook, loves to bake and is always day-dreaming of her next meal. Ashley has spent the last 10 years in various roles within the food industry and is currently a server in Portland, Oregon.

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