Tips for Creating a Strong Job Posting

Avacend Inc
Avacend Inc
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Established in 1996, Avacend Inc., is a staffing agency that provides services to the telecommunication, information technology, and accounting fields. Avacend Inc., specializes in locating professionals to fill temporary roles by hosting job placements on its website, in addition to placing them on job aggregators, such as Monster. One of the keys to finding talented job applicants is the creation of strong job postings. Here are some tips for ensuring yours attracts the right candidates.

1. Find the balance. The aim of creating a job posting is to provide as much detail as possible to candidates in a concise format. Use bullet points to accentuate some of the role’s key responsibilities and requirements. In total, your posting should fall somewhere in the 400- to 800-word range.

2. Be realistic. Few candidates will possess everything you desire for the role, so consider the skills that are most important to the tasks that will contribute to company growth.

3. Incorporate marketing. At its core, a job posting is an advertisement of your company. Consider effective marketing techniques, such as the use of visual stimuli and calls to action, when creating the posting.

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The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council’s Annual Conference

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council  pic
Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
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Offering information technology solutions for its clients, Avacend Inc. is a consulting and staffing firm headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia. Founded in 1996, the company uses a variety of analytics to fulfill clients’ needs. Avacend Inc. belongs to several professional organizations, including the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

Established in 1997, the WBENC is the largest third-party certifier of women-owned and operated businesses in the country. The nonprofit organization focuses on growth and sustainability for its members by offering networking opportunities, recognition ceremonies, and certifications.

The WBENC sponsors an annual National Conference and Business Fair that is the largest US conference focused on women business owners. The 2017 event, with the theme “20 Years: Looking Back to the Future,” occurs June 20 through 22 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Representatives of women’s business enterprises (WBE), senior executives, and partner organizations are invited to attend the three-day event. Attendees will listen to lectures and presentations from business leaders, engage in panel discussions, and gather at networking receptions. At the Business Fair, attendees can connect with more than 350 exhibitors and network with others at the business luncheon and other social events.

GMSDC Certifies Minority-Owned Businesses in Georgia

 

Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC)
Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC)

Based in Alpharetta, Georgia, Avacend Inc. provides a full range of human resource services, including background and drug screening, orientation, and payroll. The company can accommodate staffing and HR needs in the IT, core telecom networking, and professional services disciplines. Avacend Inc. is also a member of the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council.

The Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC) certifies minority-owned businesses in the state of Georgia. The rigorous certification process includes an online application requiring submission of business documents, which may include a business history; business filings; bylaws and amendments; business ownership agreements; resumes, IDs, and birth certificates for all business principals; and proof of liability insurance. Once the application is approved, the GMSDC will conduct a site visit, during which the business owners are personally interviewed. The entire process may take up to three months.

The GMSDC certifies businesses that are at least 51 percent owned by a minority business owner. Owners must also be US citizens, and the business must be a for-profit enterprise based in the United States. Once certified, GMSDC businesses receive access to education, training, and support to help them expand. They also benefit from partnership opportunities with other minority-owned businesses and invitations to participate in business opportunity fairs.