A job description is a form of job documentation that explains the duties, responsibilities, and tasks of a position, along with the required experience, education, and skills needed to perform the job. Having written, accurate job descriptions is critical in order to successfully execute your compensation and performance management programs. Job descriptions form the basis for defining the job, which is then utilized in order to determine the appropriate compensation as compared to the external marketplace, career pathing, recruitment, performance management, and creating reasonable accommodations.
Effective job descriptions are concise, with detailed information which allows both the employee and manager to understand the requirements and expectations for the position. Compensation Resources will undertake the following steps to develop consistent and comprehensive job descriptions:
- Provide a Position Description Questionnaire (PDQ) to collect up-to-date job information for each position
- Develop a standardized job description template
- Prepare job descriptions, documenting essential functions and required qualifications
To find out more about how Compensation Resources can help your company with job description development, please contact:
Mary A. Rizzuti, CCP, PHR, SHRM-CP
Sara D. Schmidt, CCP, PHR, SHRM-CP