Why Bother with Job Descriptions?

Four Major Reasons You Need Job Descriptions

  1. 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. 
  2. 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). 
  3. Exempt/Non-Exempt Classification.  Good job descriptions help employers properly classify employees as exempt or nonexempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  4. 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.

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