December 8, 2014

The Importance of Job Descriptions

Most veterinary clinics don’t pay much attention to job descriptions. After all, what’s the point of spending time writing down what people already know they need to be doing? Not so fast. Job descriptions are much more important than they may appear.

A valid job description enables you to make better hiring decisions while providing a realistic understanding of the job to prospective candidates and existing employees. Job descriptions are key to setting compensation levels, defining training requirements, giving performance reviews and determining when corrective action notices are necessary.

Job descriptions produce amazing results because they outline the road map to success, touching every aspect of the employee experience. They:

  • Delineate tasks telling employees what they’re expected to do.
  • Define characteristics required for success so the employee knows how to behave.
  • Serve as the basis for structured communications.
    Provide the content for managing and reviewing employee performance.
  • In spite of all these benefits, many businesses don’t have job descriptions for their employees. The reason? They don’t know how to write them. This can be detrimental to business owners. The best way to ensure top performance from your employees is to clearly communicate their job responsibilities and your expectations surrounding their performance using a job description.

Thankfully, writing job descriptions is no longer the chore that it used to be thanks to JuvodHR. With its automated job description creator with over 14,000 searchable job descriptions, you can construct and edit valid job descriptions in a matter of minutes. Once the job description is ready, performance reviews and corrective action notices are automatically generated.

Providing employees with valid job descriptions will help your practice grow. Your employees will be more connected, giving you an edge over your competition and your clients will benefit by dealing with employees that are very engaged and interested in caring for their pets.

This post was contributed by Pam Waits, PhD, JuvodHR.