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08/17/2009

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Great post, Becky. Job descriptions are the foundation of the programs, but are often overlooked. I believe that one of the reasons they can be overlooked is because they're so time consuming to write correctly. But I would argue that it is time well-spent if you're able to use the description for all of the items you listed above.

Great post - but I'd add one thought... Job descriptions typically focus on the "what you do" stuff - but the real linkage to company performance and engagement comes from the "why we need you to do it" - often if not always overlooked in the job description.

I agree with all the reasons stated in your post for why you need a job description - but I think we'd get more if we accompany that with a job impact statement that clearly outlines why doing those things impacts the company, the people and the employee.

Just my 2cents - keep up the great stuff!

Thanks for both of your comments, Darcy and Paul. I'm a big fan of using them, obviously. And think the "why" of every person's job is of paramount importance!

Becky

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