Make Good Business Sense with Job Descriptions
Well-written job descriptions can be effective communication tools that are significant to your practice’s success!
Employee job descriptions are written documents that describe the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, and reporting relationships of a particular job. Employee job descriptions are based on objective information obtained through job analysis, an understanding of the competencies and skills required to accomplish needed tasks, and the needs of the practice to operate. Additionally, they identify working conditions, tools, and equipment used.
So, how can job descriptions assist a practice manager in his or her responsibilities? Job descriptions will help with the following:
Provide an opportunity to clearly convey your practice direction and tell the employee where he or she fits into the big picture.
Communicate a clear message about job duties and requirements to candidates as well as your expectations of them should they be hired.
Increase the value of employee compensation activities like job evaluations, pay structure, raises, and promotions.
Help cover your legal bases relevant to the Fair Labor Standards Act, Equal Pay Act, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Occupational Safety & Health Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
Help staff, who will work with the person hired, understand the scope of the person’s duties and responsibilities.
Job descriptions remain one of the best management tools for staff planning, recruiting, and communication. The time and energy invested in developing them will make practice growth more manageable in the long run.
As always, feel free to contact us via email or call us at 800-635-4040 with any questions or concerns you may have.
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