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What are the elements of job description? What are some valuable uses of job description? (Compensation and benefits)

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This solution explains the elements of a job description, as well as examines some valuable uses of job description e.g. compensation and benefits. APA format.

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1. What are the elements of job description? What are some valuable uses of job description?

Employee job descriptions are written statements that have specific elements, including a description of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, and reporting relationships of a particular job. Employee job descriptions include information about working conditions, tools, equipment used, knowledge and skills needed, and relationships with other positions. Employee job descriptions are based on objective information obtained through job analysis, an understanding of the competencies and skills required to accomplish needed tasks, and the needs of the organization to produce work (Heathfield, 2003).

Every job description needs to include the following elements:

--Identifier. The description should list the job title, location, department, and to whom the employee reports.

--Key responsibilities. This is just what it sounds like ...what the employee will actually be doing (or if a management job, who and what will be managed.) To comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ...

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