Using Plain Language to Enhance eRecruiting  – Peatworks

Using Plain Language to Enhance eRecruiting Lauren Rabb2020-12-17T04:10:19+00:00
Using Plain Language to Enhance eRecruiting

Accessibility matters to people with all kinds of disabilities—not just those with vision and hearing impairments. That means individuals with intellectual and learning disabilities, cognitive issues, traumatic brain injuries, and other disabilities, all of which can make using the Internet more challenging.

Here’s a news flash:

Accessibility matters to people with all kinds of disabilities—not just those with vision and hearing impairments. That means individuals with intellectual and learning disabilities, cognitive issues, traumatic brain injuries, and other disabilities, all of which can make using the Internet more challenging.

What’s one of the best ways to meet the needs of these users? The answer is simple, literally. It’s simplifying the content you write for the web. Effective writing tactics tend to appeal to all web users, whether they have a disability or not. So, use plain language. Short sentences. Bulleted lists. Lots of white space.

Plain Language and eRecruiting Content

When it comes to plain language, one “high-risk” area for reader confusion is online content related to recruiting. In fact, some of the worst culprits are online job descriptions, which have a tendency to be long, poorly written, and full of confusing jargon.

It’s important to remember that [...]

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