Four Major Reasons You Need Job Descriptions
- Knowing what to look for when recruiting. Given a well-crafted job description, an office can recruit wisely, focusing on the skills and attributes really needed in a particular position.
- Evaluating a candidate with a disability. A description that accurately depicts the essential functions of a job can be crucial in helping you decide whether someone with a disability can do the job – as well as providing a good defense if you get sued under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
- Exempt/Non-Exempt Classification. Good job descriptions help employers properly classify employees as exempt or nonexempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
- Performance Evaluation. Finally, accurate job descriptions are a great foundation for (at least annual) performance evaluations and/or if termination becomes necessary.
Check out TSO job descriptions on eNetwork located in Forms and Manuals.