What is your company’s biggest asset? The only correct answer to this question is – your people. Each of your team members form part of the bigger picture that represents your business. From the cashier at the front register to the person who handles your marketing, each of your employees has a unique role that contributes to the efficient operations of your business.

Placing the right people in optimal roles for their skill sets is crucial to organizational performance – and it all starts with the job descriptions they see when they apply for an open position. Job descriptions are important, as they set the tone for an employee’s personal growth and future within your company.

Why Job Descriptions are Important

A job title is not the only element you need to focus on when promoting an available position.

The only way to ensure you have qualified and competent individuals working for you is to make sure they measure up to the job you are offering. How do you accomplish this? By providing your employees with competent, clearly worded job descriptions. These descriptions should state how an employee is expected to perform tasks and whether or not these tasks are necessary for acceptable job performance.

Review Existing Job Descriptions

With COVID-19 bringing forth the need for operational changes, you may need to reconsider the details of both current and future job descriptions within your company. Recent significant changes to your business structure may include the introduction or expansion of remote work, adoption of new communication methods and revision of PTO allowances. These important details need to be made current and addressed within every job description.

Long-Term Benefits For Your Company

Job descriptions help you attract the right people that will be a perfect fit for your company’s available positions – but did you know that they are also tools you can use to increase employee engagement and productivity? Setting clear expectations will help prevent any discrepancies between company expectations and employee performance.

Effective job descriptions can also be referred back to for training purposes or in the unfortunate event that you need to take disciplinary action against an employee.

You can also reduce your company’s legal risks by including information regarding the benefits established for each specific role within your company. Examples include but are not limited to: worker’s compensation, family medical leave, the Americans with Disabilities Act and fair labor standards exemptions.

Well-crafted job descriptions are the key to an efficient and successful recruiting process. They lay a great foundation for healthy leader-employee relationships and serve as a tool for enhanced team performance. People Solutions Center will be glad to help you create these job descriptions, update existing ones and help enforce the terms within them. Give us a call today at (314) 302-5969 for a free HR diagnostic! To receive a copy of our e-book “Why Job Descriptions Matter” contact us here: https://peoplesolutionscenter.com/contact-us/.