10 steps in creating a well functional Job Description

by | Dec 3, 2010 | Employers Tips

A job description is a list of the 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, or a salary range. There are number of benefits by having a job description in place.

The 10 steps in creating a well functional Job Description:

1. Job Title

2. The date it was created

3. Reporting Line (Relationships) from and to

4. Department they are working in

5. Job Summary

6. Duties and functions

7. Qualifications/Licensing/Certifications

8. Physical Requirements and Work Environments

9. WHS Obligations

10. Acknowledgment

Some benefits by having a well written Job Description:

  • Having a well written job description creates an understanding between the employee and the employer.
  • It is a description of employee’s responsibilities.
  • It is a guideline of workplace, health and safety of all employees ensuring the safety of people concern.
  • Provides business owners and supervisors with a useful tool of performance measurement
  • Improving cooperation by giving all members of the organization insight into existing responsibilities/roles.

For more information or template samples email: HRsupport@signaturestaff.com.au

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  1. Rick Small

    Great post. thanks

  2. Andrew Pelt

    Very valuable article, I have been looking for this for a while.


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