New and changing legislation and emphasis in enforcement patterns have underscored the importance of job descriptions
. Job descriptions
can help employers withstand employee claims under numerous federal and state laws.(6) They can also provide an employer with a sound basis for defending disciplinary actions involving job conduct or work performance.
AASL published Sample Job Description
(2010) for school librarians, which exemplifies the librarian's roles and responsibilities outlined in the standards and is helpful in avoiding the conflicts mentioned by Elkins (2014).
The process of updating existing job descriptions
by a leader requires personal leadership abilities of intelligence, intuition, sensitivity, and constant ongoing awareness and evaluation of each employee's degree of job success.
Also, the it's-not-my-jobber is a good reason to make certain your job descriptions
are not too detailed.
One confounding issue that might be specific to the clinical laboratory is that of writing too-similar job descriptions
for scientists/MTs and MLTs.
Over the last six years, the committee has reviewed several thousand job descriptions
and a few job titles.
Before posting a hastily written job description
, companies should ensure they have a clear plan for the new position.
These were either generic CNS job description
templates or job descriptions
written for a specific specialty position.
People who work as window cleaners can be proud of the new job description
: "vision clearance engineers." And a cook today should be addressed as "nourishment production assistant", no matter if he or she works in a canteen or a five-star restaurant.
Our study provides a meaningful translation of conceptual core competencies as used in several of these studies by documenting the actual characteristics and skills used in the language of job descriptions
. Our study also follows up these data with an online survey of private-sector hiring personnel with questions designed to match job description
A recent survey by a Dubai-based human development foundation has underlined the need for building a comprehensive, effective and scientific employee job descriptions
system in the GCC.