Why is a job requisition important?
A job requisition is not just an internal document used for getting approvals. It serves a larger purpose. Following are some of the reasons why organizations of all sizes must invest some time in writing a job requisition:
Job requisitions justify the need for a particular role within a department. It allows the hiring manager to analyze and substantiate the impact of that role in achieving business goals. Job requisitions also give an idea of what an ideal candidate for the role looks like and what problems can be solved by hiring a candidate for that role
Incorporating job requisitions into the hiring process provides clarity to the recruiters about the type of role, educational qualifications, salary range, etc. Having this clarity makes it easier for the recruiters to source quality candidates based on the job requirements and answer the candidates’ queries during the hiring process.
Virtual paper trail
Documenting and maintaining job requisitions provide a clear paper trail of the various roles within an organization. A hiring manager or a recruiter can go back to it anytime to find out what a particular role entails and how that role has evolved. Job requisitions help a great deal during HR Audits as well.
If you are outsourcing your recruitment to external vendors, it becomes a cumbersome task to communicate all the specifics to those in charge. This is where job requisitions come to your rescue as they contain all the finer points required to source the right candidates.
Measuring Recruitment KPIs
Job requisitions play a vital role in measuring recruiting KPIs and building transparency across the HR department. You can analyze how long it takes to hire for a particular position, measure applicants’ quality and quantity, and calculate hiring costs.