Job Description Services

Clear job descriptions are critical to ensuring employees meet required performance objectives while observing desired organizational dynamics. Our experts help you create detailed job descriptions that are aligned with departmental and corporate objectives.

Job descriptions are useful, plain-language tools that explain the tasks, duties, function and responsibilities of a position. It should detail who performs a specific type of work, how that work is to be completed, and the frequency and the purpose of the work as it relates to the organization's mission and goals. The descriptions may also specify to whom the position reports and salary range. Job descriptions are developed based on job analysis and understanding of the skills required to accomplish the tasks of each individual position.

Properly Developed Job Descriptions Can:

  • Be a strong recruiting tool by increasing the quality of your new hires
  • Streamline the candidate selection process
  • Be helpful to employees exploring career paths and planning
  • Give an employee a clear and concise resource to be used as a guide for job performance
  • Be a measuring tool for managers to ensure that employee is meeting job expectations
  • Assure that knowledge is captured of duties if employee leaves
  • Establish legal requirements for compliance purposes

According to SHRM, job description creation should follow a 6-step process:

  1. Perform a Job Analysis
  2. Establish the Essential Functions
  3. Organize the Data Concisely
  4. Add the Disclaimer
  5. Add the Signature Lines
  6. Approve and Finalize

Finalized job descriptions should be kept in a secure location, and copies should be used for job postings, interviews, accommodation requests, compensation reviews and performance appraisals. Employers may also wish to post them on their intranet.

EDSI's proprietary Skilldex® application is leveraged to create job descriptions that include critical job responsibilities, tasks and required competency levels. By putting Skilldex to work for our clients, we are able to efficiently and effectively:

  • Assess existing employees' skills and document skill gaps
  • Assess new hire skill gaps and develop individualized training plans
  • Assess candidates for matches to open positions
  • Track and document skill growth and attainment

Skilldex is a web application designed to better engage regional employers and provide innovative service for local jobseekers and current employees. With Skilldex, you have the ability to collect, analyze and act on individual and regional skills data like never before.

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