• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Recruitment - A job description is a detailed statement about the nature of the job and the overall purpose of the job.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Job description A job description is a detailed statement about the nature of the job and the overall purpose of the job. The job description should identify the tasks and responsibilities that are involved in that job. This document is likely to form part of an employee's contract of employment. Job descriptions are based on objective information often found through undertaking job analysis. It gives an understanding of the skills required to accomplish needed tasks, and the needs of the organization to produce work. It can also be used for reviewing how an existing employee is doing. Benefits of job description The benefits of a job description are that it clearly defines what is expected as an employer. As an employee, a well-written job description can help you be prepared and informed of what is expected of you. If done correctly, it can be a useful tool to aid in the communication between management and employees by especially when being used to appraise performance. If an employee does not perform effectively a job description may also be used to support disciplinary procedures and possible dismissal. Job description features Job description shows the position title as the first thing. It is then followed by the name of the person responsible for overseeing that position and the job location; it also includes the pay scale range. ...read more.

Middle

For example as long as all essential items are fulfilled then the candidates who fill most of the 'desirable' might be the only ones to be invited for the first interview. On the other hand if there are very few applicants and none of them fulfill all the essential items then the selector may decide to compromise and decide which are most important or start all over again. Application Documents The purpose of application forms is to gather information about the candidate that will give definite clues about personal attributes. Organisations will compare what is on the application form and the most promoting applications will be short listed. It can be done online or paper based. The main advantage for a business using its own tailored application form is that it only receives the information that it needs to know to help it choose the right candidate for the job and if every potential candidate completes the standard application form the company can compare. Curriculum vitiate (CV) This is written and prepared by job seekers. It will show prospective employers with the job seekers details including: > Personal details > Qualifications > Interests > Education and qualifications > Work experience > Ambitions It can also include any other information that may persuade the employer to give them the job or consider giving them an interview. ...read more.

Conclusion

Employers write application pack informing candidates as what is going to happen within the selection process. This can make it easier for them to understand and know their tasks ahead. The application pack shows typical days within the organization that they need to participate in any tasks or test they need to complete at interviews. Application Forms Applications forms are pre-written by the organization. They are distributed to any applicants who applying for the job. This is a useful method because all of the applicants have to answer the same questions. This makes it easier when putting applicants into a short list because there may be a few questions which tell the employer most about a potential applicant and they can compare the skills needed to the skills that they have. Internet Applications The internet can be used to attract new recruits. They are very similar to applicant forms but they are completed over the internet and sent via the organizations website. Selection criteria Selection criteria are the standards that the panel consider when assessing the candidates. The criterion is divided into two sections essential and desirable. Essential criteria are necessary to undertake the tasks that they need to carry out if they take the job. Desirable criteria A grid is often used as it's the easiest way to compare the candidates. When a candidate is chosen or dismissed the reasons why need to be stated so that discrimination cannot ?? ?? ?? ?? Amy Loring 3062 Page 1 of 4 ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level People & Operations Management section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level People & Operations Management essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Roles and Responsibilities of Staff Members at McDonalds.

    5 star(s)

    Before the job can be advertised a job description has to be written up, this tells anyone interested in the job what they would have to do, how much it pays, how many hours they would have to work and any physical conditions or qualifications needed.

  2. Recruitment. I am writing this report to describe how each organisation plans and conducts ...

    The main advantage of using this type of application method is that all the applicants who apply for the vacancy only give appropriate information which the business requires for the post. It also makes it a lot easier when it comes to short listing the applicants it is easier for the business, and time efficient.

  1. Presenting Business Information

    Businesses using special words when they promote the products will also helps the customer to know this product or service this business is providing. For example Sainsbury always use the words on their adverts "Try something new today". This is to help customers know what Sainsbury's is providing.

  2. Recruitment. Identify how two organisations plan recruitment using internal and external sources.

    Telephone applications can be useful for companies and can help screen applicants. Many companies will ask applicants to call for an information pack or application form, they may use this opportunity to ask questions and if they like the answers they will invite applicants to back to enter the next stage of the process.

  1. The main aim of this research is to evaluate the information on the human ...

    When possible take suggestions from consultant and local employment lawyer. * On allowances, salary and other benefits local common practices: This issue includes similar jobs of other organizations researching. Best practice for this issue is contact eight organizations which have similar jobs. Human resource specialist should take about this activity.

  2. Teamwork. There are several reasons why a business may organise their staff into teams. ...

    promotions; again causing conflict. o In a large team there will be many different types of people and personalities clashes and this can cause conflict between the team members, and it will be difficult to carry out relevant tasks such as delegating roles, and it will make it very hard to come to a final decision on anything.

  1. Unit 13 Applied Business

    We also bought most of our things directly from Tesco as we could purchase them immediately avoid risk of anything not getting delivered on time for the event. All products purchased from Tesco had 10% discount. This is because we had a worker discount due to one member of the organising team working as an employee at Tesco.

  2. Free essay

    recruitment and selection

    cases through effective implementation of disability mgt. policy * Develop & maintain a safe working environment * Provide leadership of continuous improvement strategies to improve the work environment * Value organizational diversity * Maintain a proactive employee relations process * Promote work/family balance * Recognize and reward individual & team

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work