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Spring cleaning: It’s time to freshen up your job descriptions

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job descriptionThere’s a good chance that what your employees actually do every day has little in common with what’s written in their job descriptions. That’s a problem. Inaccurate or incomplete job descriptions can cause legal liability for employers, especially if the EEOC or the Department of Labor comes calling.

Routinely review your job descriptions. It’s a good legal defense, plus it will help you recruit the right employees and manage their performance.

A job description should contain the title of the position, the title of the person to whom the position reports, an overview of what the work entails and a description of duties and responsibilities. They often include qualifications for the position, as well as any necessary physical requirements.

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Job descriptions are the first step in managing performance. Consider what success in a job looks like. What skills are necessary? Figure it out by asking questi...(register to read more)

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