job description

  

Definition

A broad, general, and written statement of a specific job, based on the findings of a job analysis. It generally includes duties, purpose, responsibilities, scope, and working conditions of a job along with the job's title, and the name or designation of the person to whom the employee reports. Job description usually forms the basis of job specification.

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  • Bill got worried when the new division managers told all the employees to create a report outlining their job description and then defining it in detailed terms.

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  • The manager was enthusiastic to find out that the new employee was able to successfully carry out the duties outlined in the job description.

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  • When you are looking for a job you may not want to fully trust the job description unless you know someone in the company.

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