Many small business owners get frustrated because employees are "not doing their job!". Well, all too often while analyzing a business, it is revealed that the problem is employees (new and seasoned) do not know their job description. It is difficult to successfully perform a duty/responsibility, when it is not clearly defined. This can be a negative issue for both employer and employee.
A job description describes the major areas of an employee’s job or position. A good job description begins with a careful analysis of the important facts about a job, such as the individual tasks involved, the methods used to complete the tasks, the purpose and responsibilities of the job, the relationship of the job to other jobs, and the qualifications needed for the job.
It is important to make a job description practical by keeping it dynamic, functional, and current. Do not get stuck with an inflexible job description! A poor job description will keep you and your employees from trying anything new and learning how to perform their job more productively. A well-written, practical job description will help you avoid hearing a refusal to carry out a relevant assignment because “it is not in my job description.”
Realistically speaking, many jobs are subject to change due either to personal growth, organizational development, and/or the evolution of new technologies. Flexible job descriptions will encourage your employees to grow within their positions and learn how to make larger contributions to your company.
Contact us today via email or phone. We can assist you with job descriptions and helping identify job duties and requirements. The Woodlands Marketing Group sincerely appreciate the opportunity to earn your business.