Decoding the Job Post: Location, Location, Location

Posted: 2021-06-28 3:40:49 PM by WorkInCulture editor | with 0 comments

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TIP 6: Location, Location, Location

FOR EMPLOYERS
We’ve noticed that several JobBoard posters this past year have included a statement about how or where employees will be working during the pandemic. By being transparent this way, candidates are better able to gauge (given the social climate we are in) if their level of comfort regarding COVID-19 regulations and guidelines is met by the employer. When including information about how employees have been working during the pandemic and what you intend on doing once offices reopen, you may weed out candidates that don’t align with your policies and procedures. For example, if your office has been closed and staff have been working from home – consider including information like:  
  • the applications you use to connect and share information
  • the frequency of your online meetings
  • the kinds of office equipment you provide e.g. computer, notepads, etc. 
If employees are expected or will be expected to work from the office include information such as:
  • which days, under what circumstances, and how often?
  • will periodic COVID-19 tests be required?  If so, how often?
  • will masks be mandatory?
Note that under the “Province” category, the WorkInCulture JobBoard has two fields that you may want to consider selecting when filling out the job form if employees will be working from home more often than in the office – they are: Remote and Multiple Locations. Posters are encouraged to describe in detail what they mean when selecting either one of those fields in the “Additional Info” section of the job form.
 
FOR JOB SEEKERS
One of the first things that job seekers look at on a job board posting is the location. Ideally, the less travel that is required to get to work, the better. For some, working from home is preferred while others would be happy with a hybrid style or being back in the office full-time. Evaluate what is best for you and seek out positions that meet your expectations.  Remote work may offer opportunities to move into areas that are more affordable but be clear on any face-to-face requirements and access your ability to attend them. If these kinds of details are not clear in a job posting – don’t hesitate to contact the employer for clarification before you apply.

Job Post Tips
For tips on how to write or read a job post visit:
Tip 1 on salary ranges
Tip 2 on highlighted sections
Tip 3 on job benefits
Tip 4 on career levels
Tip 5 on job types
 


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