Job Specification

July 15, 2010 | By More

When there is an opening for a particular job position, there will be many applicants competing with each other for applying for the position.  Then there has to be certain kind of selection criterion to judge people on the criterion and select the apt person for the position who can perform preferably well than others.  That is where the Job Specifications help the employer choose the best employee among the various applicants. Job Specifications are the employer’s expectations of skills, abilities, knowledge, proficiency, minimum education qualifications, qualities and other personal characteristics in the process of recruitment to select the employees. These specifications differ with each company and also with each job position.

Usually the vital contents of job specification are as follows:

  • Skills: Needed attributes for performing the job efficiently. They can be both technical and personal-oriented skills. Highly skilled people are always in demand.
  • Education: The minimum educational qualifications and other trainings, certifications that is necessary to apply for the job.

The writing of job specification needs very deep analysis before charting out the particular specifics of a job.  The job specification for a particular job position has to be decided based upon analysis and consultation with all related employees, supervisors and management.  In addition to it, the job specifications need to be briefly defined and must be in simple terms, so that there presents no confusion among the applicants. Thus, the job specifications will help employers in getting best and appropriate employees for their companies.

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