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  • Job Request Form Frequently Asked Questions

    September 1, 2015

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    FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions about requesting a job post:
    (Click on the question for an answer.)

    How can I save a link to my community’s jobs?
    What if I want this position advertised in a location other than the address listed under the BU?
    What if I want to use a different job title than is listed on the form?
    How will I know if the job has been posted?
    How can I see when a job was posted/created?

    How can I view my job after it’s posted?
    How can I make changes to the job after it’s posted?
    How are job posts expensed?
    How do I refresh a job?

    Why can’t I post on both Monster and Career Builder?
    How do I know whether to choose Monster or Career Builder?
    How do social media ads work and what do they look like?
    How do I request a social media ad?
    Why do I have to post on Monster to run a social media ad?
    How long are jobs posted on Careerbuilder and Monster?
    When should I select an Indeed Sponsored Job?
    How long are Indeed Sponsored Jobs posted?

    What jobs should be posted on SnagAJob?
    What if I want to use a job board that is not listed?
    Can I post a job on Craig’s List?

    What happens if the form freezes and I can’t complete it?
    How do I enter the business unit or account number?
    What if the community information is incorrect?
    What if the hiring manager or primary contact is not listed?
    Who is the creator?
    What if I don’t know who previously held the position?
    How do I enter the job code?
    What if I have multiple positions for the same job code?
    What does Percent Travel mean?

    How can I save a link to my community’s jobs?
    Go to brookdalecareers.com/jobs
    Enter your community’s zip code, or city, ST and click the search button.
    Then use your browser’s bookmark feature to bookmark that search page.

    Or copy the URL, which will look like this – http://www.brookdalecareers.com/jobs/?zip=60657&pagenumber=1&recordperpage=10&jlsort=date_desc
    and save it in a place you can easily remember and access.

    What if I want this position advertised in a location other than the address listed under the BU?
    Just enter the city where you want the position advertised in the special considerations box.

    What if I want to use a different job title?
    Just enter the job title you want to use in the special considerations box.

    How will I know if my job has been posted?
    Your job should be posted within 24 hours of submitting a request. The contact will be sent an email once the post is up. You can go to brookdalecareers.com/jobs to search for the position.

    How can I see when a job was posted/created?
    Find your job at brookdalecareers.com and click the “more details” button. Under the image you’ll see Job Summary information, where you can view the “Date Created.”

    How can I view my job after it’s posted?
    Once the Welcome Center has reviewed the job it will be marked active. Then you can find active jobs at Brookdalecareers.com. Simply type in the job title and zip code and hit the search button.

    (HINT: You can save searches by copying the link of a search you routinely make. Just input your search terms and zip code, hit the search button then copy the URL and store it in a safe place, or bookmark your search.)

    How can I make changes to the job after it’s posted?
    Email recruiting@brookdale.com with instructions outlining the changes you’d like to make. These could include the job description, whether the job is full-time or part-time, where the job is located and where the job is posted.

    How are job posts expensed?
    Monster, Careerbuilder and social media ads are expensed on a quarterly basis.
    Indeed Sponsors are expensed on a monthly basis.
    The BU and/or Account numbers are used to invoice the location where the job originated.

    How do I refresh a job?
    Email recruting@brookdale.com if your job has been posted for more than 30 days and you are not getting the candidates you’re looking for. Be sure to include the job number.

    Why can’t I post on both Monster and Career Builder?
    You can, but we ask that you first pick one paid job board and wait 10-14 days to see how many candidates you get. This could save your community money while taking a more strategic approach to advertising your position.

    If you’re not getting the interest you’d like after 10-14 days on one job board then you can email recruiting@brookdale.com to request the job is posted on both Monster and Career Builder. This will also put your job near the top of the list of jobs once posted to the new job board.

    If you need to post on both Monster and CareerBuilder right away choose one on the form, then add a note to the Special Consideration box at the end of the form telling us that you want the job posted on both boards.

    How do I know whether to choose Monster or Career Builder?
    Check your market to see which job board is the prominent one. A good way of doing this is to see which board is associated with the local newspaper. You can find local newspapers here – http://www.50states.com/news/

    How do social media ads work?
    This option can only be chosen in conjunction with  Monster.  A Monster Social Job Ad markets open jobs on Twitter and Facebook to a targeted audience in a more prominent placement than a standard tweet or FB post. This means you will reach passive candidates that are not currently following Brookdale on Twitter and FB.

    The ads are also mobile enabled since that is where a lot of this traffic originates. Social Job Ads will run until the ad hits 50 Apply Starts (these are split evenly between both Facebook & Twitter platforms) or has been live for 30 days. However, the ads usually hit the 50 Apply Starts within a few days. When a seeker clicks Apply on your ad, they’re directed back to Staffing Soft to log in/apply.

    Here is an example of what the ads look like:

    Social Media Ads

    How can I request a social media ad?
     Choose Monster as the paid job board then select Twitter/Facebook Social Media Ad. This will cost $100.

    Why do I have to post to Monster to run a social media ad?
    Because Monster creates and runs the social media ads for us.

    How long are jobs posted on Careerbuilder and Monster?
    Jobs on Career builder are posted for 30 days. Jobs on Monster are posted for 60 days.

    When should I select an Indeed Sponsored Job?
    You should only use Indeed Sponsored jobs if the position is hard to fill. More than 80% of our applications come from free job boards, which include Indeed. Sponsoring a job on Indeed keeps it near the top of the board. We recommend using this for nursing positions, cooks and therapists.

    You should never use this for receptionists or administrative assistants.


    It depends on the level of sponsorship. Higher level sponsorships will keep your post in better page position for a longer period of time. Once your ad has reached the maximum number of clicks based on the level of sponsorship it will drop from the page. (The average cost per click is 83 cents). Indeed will budget the ad so that it lasts several days.

    What jobs should be posted on SnagAJob?
    Only positions in the hospitality industry such as servers, cooks and dining managers or entry-level hourly positions should be posted on SnagAJob.

    What if I want to use a job board that is not listed?
    Email recruiting@brookdale.com and tell us what job board you want to use. Include a link to the board and a reason why you’d like to use them.

    Can I post a job on Craig’s List?
    Yes. You’ll need to post that yourself.

    What happens if the form freezes and I can’t complete it?
    You’ll need to start over. We recommend clearing your browser history and cache, then closing your browser and reopening it before trying again. If you continue to experience issues email recruiting@brookdale.com.

    How do I enter the business unit of account number?
    Click on the drop down space and begin typing the number. It will automatically begin to fill in for you.
    Or you can simply scroll down and find the number.

    What if the community information is incorrect?
    Include the correct information in the special considerations field on the last page of the form.
    Please send an email to recruiting@brookdale.com.
    We get community information such as address and zip code form HRIS and may need to make a change.

    What if the hiring manager or primary contact is not listed?
    Check the box that says Contact not found. Then enter the contact’s name in the special considerations section.

    Who is the creator?
    The person making the job post request. This field should be automatically filled when you click the form.

    What if I don’t know who previously held the position?
    We ask that you get this information from your manager. If you can not find it then enter unknown.

    How do I enter the job code?
    Click on the drop down space and begin typing the number. It will automatically begin to fill in for you.
    Or you can simply scroll down and find the number.

    What if I have multiple positions of the same job code?
    Make a note of this in the special considerations box. You can also email recruiting@brookdale.com to explain how many positions you have.

    What does Percent Travel mean?
    This indicates the amount of time a person in this position would spend traveling.

     

     

     

     

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  • Healthcare Services Recruiter Spotlight: Ashley McPeak

    June 26, 2015

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    Recruiter:  Ashley McPeak
    Team:  Paraprofessional Healthcare Services
    Covers:   Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin

    1. What do you tell candidates who want to grow in their career at Brookdale?
    Soak in as much knowledge as you can.  Look at every challenge as an opportunity to learn something new.  If you’re asked to work on special projects or tasks outside the scope of your position, it’s usually on purpose!  You never know what position or promotion is on the other side.

    2. What have you always wanted to do?
    I’ve always wanted to travel around the country.  The United States has so many natural wonders, and I want to experience as many of them as I can.  I have been fortunate enough to see Rocky Mountain National Forest and Estes Park in Denver, the Southernmost Point in Key West, The French Quarter in New Orleans, The Arch in St. Louis and The Smokey Mountains in Tennessee.  I’m just getting started; there are so many more places I have planned to explore.

    3. If you could have a super hero power, what would it be and why?
    I’d definitely want the power to fly!  Not only could I bypass any traffic, but I could also see the whole city from the sky.

    4. What’s the best thing a candidate can do after the interview?
    Yes, you should come prepared to the interview to ask questions about the position, but don’t be afraid to ask any follow-up questions even after the interview.  It shows me a candidate is thorough and excited about the position.

    5. What would you sing at karaoke?
    Though I live in a music-centered city, I can’t sing at all.  The song wouldn’t matter, because I would just be lip-synching in a group with talent.

    6. Describe your career journey. How did you become a recruiter at Brookdale?
    I have held many different job titles on my career journey.  I’ve worked in retail, in an ophthalmology office and at a bank.  Then, I finally found Brookdale last year.  My journey has been an adventure so far.  With the 2014 merger, we experienced exponential growth in size.  What I’ve noticed is that when a company is growing, opportunities for you to grow expand, too.  Now, I have familiarity with job posting, on-boarding, job markets and analysis, our positions and applicant tracking systems that much more.  This past April I accepted a promotion that landed me in the Paraprofessional Recruiter role.  I didn’t realize I would be promoted in such a short time.  This has been my favorite position in my career so far.  I work with some of my favorite people, get to celebrate with candidates on the phone when someone has accepted their dream job and know the growth potential is unreal at this company.

    7. How do you balance life and work?
    I make sure to finish everything I can before I leave work that day.  This way, I can really enjoy being at home.  I do check my email periodically in case candidates have questions.  After all, it’s my job to make their first Brookdale experience go as smoothly as possible.

    8. What’s your biggest fear?
    I am absolutely terrified of all spiders big and small.  Anytime I see one, my life flashes before my eyes!

    9. What was the best concert you’ve seen live? 
    To this day the hands-down best concert I’ve ever been to was Garth Brooks in 1995.

    10. Describe a heartwarming story you’ve had with one of your candidates.
    I had a candidate who worked in retail selling jewelry.  He told me that a longtime customer and his wife came into the store one day explaining the ring bought years prior from the store was recently stolen in a burglary.  They wanted it replaced, but the ring was no longer being made. When the couple left the store, my candidate called his corporate office and spoke to a merchandise specialist to find the original manufacturer, then called the manufacturer who gave him the product information after explaining the mishap.  He took the initiative to work with the manufacturer to have the ring specially made for the couple.  My candidate even arranged a surprise with the longtime customer for his wife. The wife was overjoyed and in tears. This is the initiative and solution-oriented attitude we look for at Brookdale. My candidate could have apologized for the inconvenience and went on his way. Instead, he saw his role as an opportunity to impact, and that’s exactly what he did.

    Brookdale Careers’ Recruiter Spotlight is a 10-question, tri-weekly feature, where one Brookdale recruiter provides resume, interview, and job tips.

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