Could an application job description limit your talent pool?
If your company is like many, when the human resources manager posts a job on a talent board or hires a recruiter to find qualified applicants, you often have a skills requirement and job specifications list that seems to span for pages. While providing a detailed list of what you're looking for in a candidate can be helpful for the recruiter and job-seeker, Talent Management Magazine states that it could actually be causing you to miss out on some really talented applicants.
This might seem strange at first. After all, when it comes to most business tasks, the more thorough the better. However, the publication explains that some job descriptions shut out workers because they are written to demand highly specific experience. Particularly when it comes to entry-level positions, candidates might see this list and immediately dismiss the job because the skills and specifications section is too detailed and seemingly out of their league.
It's still a good idea to list what you're hoping to find in a successful candidate in the job posting, but the resource suggests simply providing an efficient selection process for the recruiter and a non-stressful experience for the job-seeker. This can be done via video interviewing and other steps of the hiring process.