When we first mentioned Job Descriptions eyes were rolled in horror - 'we've got nearly 50 employees, producing 50 JD's will take forever'. But of course it isn't 50 that's needed - we've helped them identify 6 key 'jobs' which cover 85% of their staff. The remaining jobs are very specific, eg Contract Management, Operations Management and will be covered by some pretty tightly defined and tailored JD's but the 6 will get them so well on the way to completion that we expect smiles all round today.
Job descriptions are SO important yet so often overlooked. A clearly written JD ensures that employer and employee know exactly what is and is not expected of the staff member. It provides a shopping list of competencies when you are recruiting. It provides the start point for your training review. When did you last review your company JD's? Are they right a