BUS303: Human Resource Management
August 4, 2014
Job Descriptions are important elements of a company
A job description is an important tool for arranging the skills and talents required for a specific role within an organization. The ultimate goal of a job description is to explain the scope, duties, responsibilities, education and purpose for the role in the company. As an HR leader we utilize job descriptions as a process in recruiting, selection, orientation, performance review assessments and succession planning tools for the next level. It is vitality important that there is a generic format that is used and can be provided to potential candidates as they look to learn more about the organization and the role.
The organizational structure is a framework that helps to arrange work into positions described by job descriptions. The organizational structure illustrates the formal and informal relationship between people and positions in an organization (Beardwell & Glaydon, 2007). The process of building a job description includes preparing a workflow analysis, job design and job analysis. Workflow analysis is ultimately the process where initiation from the company then out to the service destination; i.e. potential candidate. Job design is truly the work or tasks that are required for the job to be completed. Finally, Job analysis is collecting data/information to help guide and articulate the specific job. It helps us identify the similarities and difference between different jobs, such as education requirements, knowledge or skill needed.
So now that we understand the scope of a job description I would like to outline a job description within the healthcare industry a Bio Medical Technician in Dialysis. It is a role that my spouse is responsible for within his medical facitlities. As I often here about his roles I really never dive into what is required and what is needed. As you...