Job descriptions are the foundation of many key activities in HR, but most organizations treat the creation and maintenance of job descriptions as an ad hoc process, driven by an immediate need to recruit or retain. In this discussion Melissa Tessendorf will discuss best practices for creating and maintaining job descriptions and how job competencies can provide a more strategic overall approach to job descriptions.
This session will cover:
Best practices for writing job descriptions
Who should be responsible for initiating the process and who should do the writing?
The differences between recruitment-focused job descriptions and job descriptions for HR
How to avoid common job description writing mistakes
Why critical competencies should be incorporated into the job description
How the entire organization can benefit from a job descriptions enhanced with critical competencies.