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Job Descriptions and Specifications

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let's take a look at job descriptions

and job specifications the primary

outcomes that we're looking for in any

job analysis are the creation of a job

description and a job specification

these two outcomes are routinely written

into one document that we usually call a

job description the job description

identifies the tasks and

responsibilities of the position simply

put it describes the job itself not the

person who will do the job a job

specification our other job analysis

outcome identifies the qualifications

needed by the person who's to fill a

position many organizations include both

of these in one document that they call

the job description we use the job

specification to go out and recruit when

we have an opening for the job among

many other strategic HR tasks

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