For example, a fast-paced job with frequently changing conditions is seen by some applicants as desirable, while other applicants consider this an unattractive job feature. Such insight is important to know, especially early in the job search process, and particularly for occupations where people may have limited information about the specific tasks and responsibilities.
You easily can incorporate RJPs into all aspects of your ongoing recruiting efforts (e.g., career website, job opportunity announcements, career workshops, social media, hiring official's interview). The best way to gather information for the RJP is through hiring manager and HR collaboration.
Consider using the following questions as a starting point for gathering information to create a RJP. These types of questions help focus on aspects of the job that you then can use to attract the right talent and help ensure a good job-person fit (i.e., job compatibility).
(e.g. rewarding and/or fulfilling aspects of the work):
Questions About Work Environment and Conditions
- What makes the job unique or exciting?
Provide a few examples of work experiences or situations that stand out in your mind as being "positive."
- What are challenges of your work?
Please provide a few examples of work experiences or situations that stand out in your mind as being "negative."
- Overall, what comes to mind when you think about the work you perform for your organization?
- What type of organizational culture do you work in (e.g., collaborative, creative, flexible, structured, high autonomy)?
(e.g., cubicles/individual offices, access to windows, dress codes, proximity to restaurants and amenities,, flexibility of work hours, telework, access to a kitchen, noise levels, availability of resources, aesthetics of building):
Questions About Co-workers:
- What do you enjoy about your work environment and conditions?
- What are some challenges about your work environment and conditions?
Question — General:
- What do you enjoy about your co-workers?
- Which qualities make your co-workers successful at their jobs?
Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey
- Overall, why should someone want to work in this organization?
The Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey measures employees' perceptions of whether, and to what extent, conditions that characterize successful organizations are present in their agencies. The results are a valuable resource for creating a RJP.
For more information click here: www.fedview.opm.gov