The Importance of Job Descriptions

job description iconWhile there is no federal or Michigan statute that requires them, a good job description is an important tool in the effective and legal management of any organization.  A well-written job description provides many essential benefits to human resource administration.  On the other hand, a poorly written or out-dated job description can be a barrier to effective personnel management.

What Do Job Descriptions Do?

  • Set clear job expectations.
  • Give managers guidelines to hire, promote and supervise employees.
  • Help support hiring, disciplinary, promotion, compensation and termination decisions.
  • Help an employer comply with numerous legal requirements.

via The Importance of Job Descriptions | The National Law Review.