Top 4 reasons why job descriptions are necessary

by | May 19, 2015 | Employee Management, Hiring & Firing, Our Blog, Retention

Job descriptions are crucial to a successful hiring and retention plan. A job description defines the responsibilities assigned to an employee, sets expectations for everyone in the company and can protect your organization from discrimination claims.

Here are the top 4 reasons why every company needs to have job descriptions:

  1. Providing an opportunity to clearly communicate your company direction and tell the employee where he or she fits inside of the big picture.
  2. It helps you cover all your legal bases.
  3. Whether you’re recruiting new employees or posting jobs for internal applicants, it tells the candidate exactly what you want in your selected person.
  4. Well-written employee job descriptions help organization employees, who must work with the person hired, understand the boundaries of the person’s responsibilities.