A job description serves many purposes. In the recruiting process, it is the primary way that you communicate to potential candidates the specific duties for the job. A job description is also essential in managing performance and expectations as well as ensuring legal compliance around job classifications and other regulations. Having well written and legal job descriptions is an essential building block to your HR practices. Use these 5 tips to write a solid job description.
Create the Right Title
When you create a job description, ensure that you give the position a title that accurately reflects the expectations of the role. The title should also give potential recruits and employees an idea about the amount of experience required for the role. Beyond that, you should make sure that the job title is in line with both industry standards, as well as with company policy.
Make sure that all responsibilities of the position are detailed in the job description. Not only does this ensure that there is no ambiguity about what is expected of the person, it can also help to weed out potential candidates ahead of time who know they will not be able to meet your needs. Having details will also help you better manage employee performance.
Specify Skills and Qualifications Needed
Beyond job responsibilities, you may also have requirements for skill level or education level. Make sure to include this information in the job description so that both candidates and your employees know the requirements. This information can be used for development and training plans..
Writing a job description can be overwhelming, especially if you do not have a lot of experience with it. However, by using these tips, you can create great job descriptions to help you attract the right candidates and manage your current employees. Contact Insight Performance today to learn more about how to recruit top talent to your organization.