Job Descriptions

A key tool for success in human resource administration is to have an accurate job description for every position.  These documents assist in hiring, conducting performance appraisals, and wage and salary administration.  They are also useful in employee development and succession planning efforts.
Despite their multifaceted utility, job descriptions are often outdated, inaccurate, and vague. Because preparing or updating them can be tedious and time-consuming, human resource professionals tend to avoid the task.  This may negatively impact employee relations and the company’s effort to be legally compliant.  To learn more about these negative implications and how to address them, members can review HEC’s newly updated research report on “Preparing Job Descriptions.”  The report provides a step-by-step guide to drafting job descriptions and several tools to assist in completing this work in an effective and timely manner.
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