3. Identify key responsibilities
It is important to have a detailed job spec which states the specific responsibilities of a role.
Giving any potential candidates the relevant knowledge and understanding of the business objectives will help to eliminate anyone who doesn’t meet the specific requirements, saving you time and money. A clear job spec can also be a tool used to measure performance once an employee joins the business and allows you to see how they have developed the role over time.
This job spec should include:
· The purpose of the job
· The title and duties of the job
· The qualifications needed – this can include skills and training or education needed
· Any special requirements – such as travel, availability outside of office hours
· Salary and benefits
· Personality characteristics required
· Whether the role offers hybrid working or is office-based
· Who does the role report to
· Job location
· Term of employment
· Start date
As well as detailing the duties, it could be helpful to explain how each of the responsibilities contributes to achieving company goals. Having an understanding of the purpose of a role allows an employee to understand why they are doing it and how it adds value.
See here for a good example of how to write a job description.