Job Descriptions—How to Write Them Effectively (Multimedia)

Course Description:

Job descriptions also help organizations comply with equal employment opportunity laws by ensuring that hiring decisions are made on the basis of essential job qualifications. This online job description training course will teach effective writing of job descriptions. By the end of the training course, you will be able to define the purpose of job descriptions; identify the key elements of an effective job description; gather and organize the necessary information; write complete, accurate, and objective job descriptions; and help your organization comply with employment laws.

Course Duration: 27 minutes

Why “Job Descriptions—How to Write Them Effectively (Multimedia)” Matters:

Job descriptions clarify who is responsible for what in the organization. They also help define relationships between individuals and departments. They can help settle grievances, minimize conflicts, and improve communications.

They help employees understand the responsibilities of their jobs. They not only enable employees to assess the relative importance of everything for which they are accountable but also provide them with a sense of where the job fits into the organization as a whole.

Job descriptions help you make good hiring decisions and determine training and orientation needs. A well-written job description helps you pick employees with the right qualifications and provides them with the necessary job-specific knowledge and skills so that they can perform at the highest level and meet our quality and productivity standards.

Job descriptions also improve the organization’s recruitment efforts by helping job applicants understand the knowledge, training, experience, and skills needed for each job. They help Human Resources (HR) personnel target the best candidates for available positions throughout the organization.

Job descriptions also help management analyze and improve the organization. They reveal whether all responsibilities are adequately covered and where responsibilities should be reallocated to achieve a better balance.

As we said earlier, job descriptions are essential for compliance with a number of key employment laws.

They also provide a basis for evaluating one job in relation to others, for creating job classifications, and for developing an equitable wage and salary structure.

Key Points:

  • Job descriptions describe the purpose, essential functions, and specifications of a job.
  • Job descriptions help employees understand responsibilities and help you make good hiring decisions and determine training needs.
  • Job descriptions help us comply with employment laws.

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