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Writing Effective Job Descriptions

Inform, Communicate and Align Performance

Creating, revising and leveling job descriptions can be a daunting task. This skill-building course can help you master the job. Clearly defined job descriptions outline the outcomes you desire in attracting, motivating and retaining key talent. Learn practical tips and tools to create job descriptions for use in salary administration and performance appraisals to match the needs of your organization.

  • Identify the purposes and uses of job descriptions.
  • Learn practices and principles to prepare a job analysis of responsibilities, duties and specifications.
  • Apply guidelines for preparing effective job descriptions.
  • Set clear expectations of what you expect from your workforce.
  • Explore the creation, revision and leveling of job descriptions in a variety of case study scenarios.
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Course Schedule
Jun 7
8:30 AM
Writing Effective Job Descriptions
(Northeast Human Resources Association)
Waltham, Massachusetts
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Nov 6
8:30 AM
Writing Effective Job Descriptions
(Houston Compensation & Benefits)
Houston, Texas
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What You Will Learn  

Writing Effective Job Descriptions: Theory

  • Purposes and uses of job descriptions
  • Categories of information
    • Logistical/Administrative information
      • Job title
      • Exemption status
      • Reporting relationships
      • Working conditions
      • Disclaimer
      • Signature lines
    • Descriptive information
      • Keys to strong writing
      • General summary
      • Principal duties and responsibilities
      • Job specifications
        • Minimum qualifications
        • Level cutters

Writing Effective Job Descriptions: Application

  • Case study scenarios exploring the creation, revision and leveling of job descriptions
Who Should Register  
This seminar contains U.S.-specific content and is designed for analysts, managers, specialists and generalists who have responsibility for the creation and revision of job descriptions.
How to Register
More Information  
 Course Credits
Recertification: 1 credit
CEUs: .75
PHR/SPHR/GPHR recertification hours: 7 (classroom)
 Course Book Amendments


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    (United States and Canada)
  • +1 480-951-9191
    (other countries)