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Role of HR Generalist and Director

1. Chad is interviewing for an HR Generalist. In one of the interview questions, he was asked to explain the terms job description, job specification, and job evaluation, and when to use each. What should his response be?

2. A small business hired you as the new HR Director. ABC has not really done much in this area and wants a sound rationale from you before they spend money on a formal program of new employee orientation. Senior management has called a meeting to discuss new employee orientation. What would your presentation include, and how would you justify the expense?

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1. Chad is interviewing for an HR Generalist. In one of the interview questions, he was asked to explain the terms job description, job specification, and job evaluation, and when to use each. What should his response be?

A job description is a broad and general written statement of a specific job and will normally include a description of duties, purpose, responsibilities, scope and working conditions of a position along with the job's title and the designation of the person to whom the employee reports. Job descriptions are used in the recruiting process and as an outline for reporting relationships and working conditions. These descriptions can also be used for performance management, training and employee development, compensation, recognition and rewards, discipline and as an essential job function analysis.

A job specification is a statement of employee characteristics and ...

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The following posting helps discuss the roles of a human resource generalist and director.

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