Successful employee performance starts with well-written job descriptions that accurately identify duties, scope of authority, skills, competencies, education, training, experience, and physical requirements which support the organization's operational needs. In addition, the analysis and subsequent position description needs to comply with existing federal, state, and local laws.
An effective position description starts with a complete analysis of the job. It is essential to define the position responsibilities from the start in order to allow for effective performance management and employee career planning. Mandatory requirements such as education, licenses, and certifications should also be clearly outlined in the description.