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4 reasons to write job descriptions

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Here are four benefits you get if you write detailed job descriptions for each position on your team:

1. Discover the skills you really need. The process of drafting a thorough job description forces you to analyze your team and pinpoint the skills and qualities you seek.

2. Draft job ads more quickly. A well-written job description will often translate pretty quickly to a job ad because you have determined the exact skills, experience, behaviors and abilities you want in a candidate.

3. Create tailored interview questions. You can forget some of the old generic questions and ask only those that tell you if a candidate possesses the qualities you are looking for.

4. Use the job description to improve onboarding. You will have an outline that tells you how to prioritize and customize employee training.

— Adapted from “6 Benefits of Writing Job Descriptions for Your Business,” Doug and Polly White, Entrepreneur.

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