Job Descriptions!

When apply for jobs, it is very important to look at the job description. It will include the main purpose of the job, requirements, qualifications and more. Most importantly a job description reflects the duties and responsibilities.

You may ask why are job descriptions important? Well job descriptions are the foundation for a position. It is used for recruiting, developing, and retaining talent and also sets the stage for optimum work performance by clarifying responsibilities, expected results, and evaluation of performance. Having an accurate job description will help you save recruitment time by limiting the number of applicants that come through the door. It will show you if there is a need for training such as if an employee falls short in terms of knowledge, skills or qualifications.

An accurate job description will also help in terms of terminations. A good job description will serve as back-up documentation for poor performance. If you had outlined the expectations right from the beginning, it would be easier to pinpoint and document exactly where the employee’s performance doesn’t meet the standards. If a job description is inaccurate, an employee may feel that your company was dishonest and can cause a lawsuit or make an employee most likely to quit.

As you can see having a good job description is very important in the work force!

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