What Should Be Included in a Job Description?

It is fall 2018 and you have made it a goal to have this key position within your company filled with the right candidate by the end of the year! That is a solid goal, but how will you accomplish it? One of your key steps to getting there will be to have an accurate job description ready to go for the job listing. Our HR consulting firm is here to give you a rundown of what should be included in your job description. For help writing this job description, call Kmet Consulting at 877-783-5638 for expert assistance.

What Should Be Included in Your Job Description

Job title, Job responsibilities, Job duties (Give specific examples)
Your job descriptions should list an accurate job title that specifically describes the job you are hiring for. You also need to be honest about everything the job holder would be responsible for and give examples of their duties. Do your best not to leave anything out so the person applying knows exactly what they are getting into.

Required skills and knowledge to perform this job and the required education level
A person needs to know if they are qualified for a position before applying, that way they are not wasting your or their time. Avoid wasting time by listing the required skills and education level. If you need a college graduate, list that,

Whether or not any physical lifting is involved, if so, how much
The person applying may have a weak back or a physical impairment preventing them from lifting much weight, so if the job requires any sort of physical lifting, make sure to list it.

A description of the work environment
If your company has a fast-paced work environment, an open environment that involves a lot of team communication or a more quiet environment that consists of employees keeping to themselves, list that sort of thing. For example, if your office has everyone's desks out in the open and music is played on a daily basis, say that.

The salary range for the job & any overtime required
People require a certain amount of money to pay their bills and take care of their families, so let them know what the salary range is. Also, people are only available for work so often, so list how many hours they will be working per week and what hours, for example, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Let Kmet Consulting Write Your Job Description for You

Writing a standout job description is an essential step toward attracting top talent by the end of the year. This snapshot is critical. Not only does it detail the skills and competencies needed to perform the job, but it also defines where the job fits within the overall company hierarchy, is used as the basis for the employment contract and is a valuable performance management tool. A job description also serves as the go-to document attorneys and doctors access when developing work restrictions, employee (ADA) accommodations and for workers’ compensation issues. After we work with you to obtain a clear understanding of the job duties and responsibilities, we write a job description that attracts qualified candidates. For more information, give our HR consulting company a call today at 877-783-5638.




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