Hassle Free HR – Job Descriptions / Person Specifications

A job description will provide details about the purpose of a job and details about the main tasks to be performed. A person specification will provide details about the ideal type of person required to fulfil the job.

Job descriptions and person specifications are primarily used for recruitment purposes. Job descriptions can also be used to induct and train your employees, to set out expectations, to clarify any queries about the job, to set performance objectives, to discuss development opportunities and activities, and can be used by your employees to assess themselves in preparation for any performance reviews and discussions.

Job descriptions and person specifications are compiled following a job analysis process which involves interviewing job holders and managers, and can also involve observing the job holder performing their role. Job descriptions should be reviewed and updated regularly.

Hassle Free HR can conduct the job analysis process for you and can work with you in order to produce job descriptions and person specifications which support your future recruitment activity and which also support future performance management and development discussions.

For further information, please contact hradvice@hasslefreehr.co.uk