Job descriptions act as the framework for the relationship between the employer and employee. It is the starting point for the human resources officer in addressing proper matching of needs and resources. If properly written, the description acts as reference material for recruiting the best candidate, gauges job performance, identifies the career path and reduces risk of discrimination and unfair labor practices.
A job description is no more than a narrative of what is involved in the job itself, i.e. an explanation of what the employee does and their respective expectations.
The primary goal of the Human Resources Department is to match the best person to the job in the company. This maximizes both effectiveness and efficiency for the company. In order to achieve the best matching of resources to the positions in the company, the human resources director should develop a position profile. This profile identifies the job title, describes the job in detail, pinpoints the best hours of work, defines the duties, and sets out the skills needed to perform the job.
One of the top three purposes of any business operation is to provide security to employees. This consists of financial reward, generating self-worth and creating an environment of maximum productivity. Every industry is hampered by outside forces that places restrictions or dampens the spirit of the employees. Before developing a policies and procedures manual, gain an understanding of the work environment.