As a hiring manager or key member of the HR department creating comprehensive job descriptions is essential to help you recruit the best talent for your team. Without this vital resource you risk an unfocused approach to recruitment which can inevitably cost you time and money.

What is a job description?

A job description or specification is an internal document that comprises all aspects of a role including essential job requirements, duties, responsibilities and skills. It may also include detail about how success is measured so it can be used during performance reviews. Job descriptions are often synonymous with job adverts but there is one vital difference; a job description tells; a job advert sells!

Having a clear job description for each role within your team means both hiring managers and HR understand what is expected and there is less room for confusion or miscommunication. This job description can also help you communicate the specifics of the position to external agents and recruiters who may not be familiar with the intricacies of your business.

A thorough job description is the foundation of any successful hiring strategy, the more you analyse the needs of the business and understand the specifics of each role the easier it is to implement a suitable plan to find the best talent.

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