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What are the benefits of job descriptions?

On Behalf of | Mar 3, 2022 | Employment Law |

Many people will use job descriptions to find something they really want to apply to, and it serves as a first impression when trying to get people interested in taking your positions.

One of the best things you can do for yourself when putting new positions on the market starts with a strong foundation. In this case, it means having strong job descriptions.

What a job description needs

SHRM discusses the needs for job requirements and descriptions. They point out that any job worth its salt will build a relationship of trust, respect and open communication between the employee and employer. You can start early by having a job description that appropriately discloses the responsibilities, expectations and duties related to the role in a clear, concise and honest way.

This is also where you should discuss the measures of job performance, such as the quality and quantity of the work involved, along with any rules and requirements specific to the position in question.

Polished job descriptions help net top talent. On the other hand, vague descriptions can result in too many underqualified people applying for the position.

Improving your legal competence

You can also improve your legal competence. Job descriptions are a legal requirement in this country. You can use them as a tool to provide more information to potential employees as well, such as including equal employment opportunities, ADA accommodations, anti-discrimination policies and exempt status.

Having all of this information out in the open can give other people a chance to get to know you and your company well before they even apply to it. This can greatly increase the chance you have of getting the right kind of employees through the door.