As the market gets tighter, will the superstars be available? Sure, there are lots of great people who have been downsized or whose last company did not survive the downturn, but why should they choose your company? And those who are now employed – why choose you?
Position descriptions have to be written with the needs of the candidate in mind. You have to have sizzle. What is different about your company? About your open position? About the team? About the goal of the final product? About the science?
What do you think? What would attract you to a new company? How would you write a position description for your direct report?