In this video, human resources professional consultant and trainer Catherine Mattice offers an overview of how to write an engaging job description to attract the right job candidates. She explains that the first step is performing a job analysis then establishing the essential functions of the job. This tutorial also covers the use of unbiased terms when crafting a job posting.
- Where did you get your job descriptions?…Did you locate a template online and download it?…Did you ask around to see if colleagues had something…you could tailor to make your own?…This is always a great place to start,…but there's more to writing job descriptions…than adding your company name and logo to a template.…First, let's understand the purpose of a job description.…They are invaluable documents,…because they are used for so many things,…including recruiting, determining salary,…and setting performance expectations.…You can also use them for career planning, training,…compliance, and establishing organizational hierarchy.…
Before writing the job description,…you must perform a job analysis.…This simply means that you spend some time…really understanding the job,…so you can write an accurate description.…An analysis may include observing an employee,…interviewing them about their duties,…or having employees fill out questionnaires.…You could also interview managers and supervisors,…review salary surveys and industry best practices,…
HR consultant Catherine Mattice outlines some of the considerations of the human resources professional, such as balancing the needs of employees with the interests of the organization. She reveals how to conduct an HR audit to identify HR practices that need improvement. She then outlines core HR responsibilities: staffing, training, documentation, compensation and benefits, performance reviews, job descriptions, compliance with state and federal regulations, and more.
- Building trust with employees
- Conducting an HR audit
- Classifying employees
- Setting up compensation and benefits
- Creating and enforcing company policies
- Writing job descriptions
- Recruiting, interviewing, and hiring new employees
- Managing employee performance
- Training employees
- Disciplining employees