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HR Glossary

HR terms frequently used by HR professionals.

Job description 

What is a job description?

A job description describes the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, and reporting relationships of a particular role.

Why are job descriptions helpful?

Job descriptions provide a clear understanding of the duties and responsibilities of a particular position. This is helpful for applicants interested in the role and management to determine better the actions needed to achieve organizational goals.

What are the essential components of a job description?

The essential components of a job description are:

  • Job title
  • List of responsibilities and duties
  • Skills and competencies required
  • Salary and other benefits

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