Job descriptions

This is odd, coming from the likes of me.  I don’t like job descriptions.  I never have.  If I could rewrite my job description, it would simply say, “get the work done.” Period.   But I have to know what work I need to get done, so job descriptions have an initial value, plus the keep us in HR in business.  It isn’t exciting or sexy, it’s administrative.  And I am always looking for ways to alleviate high administrative work.  That’s why I love the DOL and all their free resources.  🙂  
I recently helped a small company revamp job descriptions.  The best format or template that I like and recommend is O*net.  It gives a nice overview of jobs – including KSAs, work styles, tools and technology, work context and values.   It also has a terrific toolkit for businesses.  All free.
If you need to update your position descriptions or overhaul completely, this is simply one of the best resources available.   Happy Writing.

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