Job descriptions are frequently used and can give a candidate a clear idea of what exactly they will be doing on the job. In order to get an accurate job description, you need to conduct a proper job analysis. Here are some useful tips to use to obtain the perfect job description:
1. Ask managers, supervisors, fellow employees, and the actual employee in that position what the duties of that specific job are. There can be problems when you only use one source for a job analysis.
Make sure job descriptions are separate from job specifications: A job description outlines an overview of what the job includes. The job specifications include very precise information on The Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities needed to perform the job. This is extremely important when it comes to the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).
3.Search the web and other similar job postings to get an idea of the competition.
What does this mean for your company? You will, at one point or another, need to either make a job description yourself or have someone do it for you. The key here is to do it in the most accurate way possible. These simple steps should lead you on the right path for your job analysis. If you do have any further questions, it is best to check with an HR consultant to make sure you have all the necessary information in your job description.