Job Description

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A Job Description is a description of a worker job.



  • (Wikipedia, 2016) ⇒ Retrieved:2016-10-14.
    • A job description is a list that a person might use for general tasks, or functions, and responsibilities of a position. It may often include to whom the position reports, specifications such as the qualifications or skills needed by the person in the job, and a salary range. Job descriptions are usually narrative,

      but some may instead comprise a simple list of competencies; for instance, strategic human resource planning methodologies may be used to develop a competency architecture for an organization, from which job descriptions are built as a shortlist of competencies.

      According to Torrington, a job description is usually developed by conducting a job analysis, which includes examining the tasks and sequences of tasks necessary to perform the job. The analysis considers the areas of knowledge and skills needed for the job. A job usually includes several roles.

      According to Hall, the job description might be broadened to form a person specification or may be known as “Terms Of Reference”. The person/job specification can be presented as a stand-alone document, but in practice it is usually included within the job description. A job description is often usedin recruitment.