Preparing the Organizational Structure and Setting Job Descriptions
Effective organizational structures reduce conflicts between jobs caused by duplication and overlapping of work; clarify administration of wages and salary and career paths; set criteria for promotions, incentives, reward and recognition; establish communication lines and co-operation across jobs. A job description clarifies placement of a position in the organizational structure. It defines the function, responsibility and authority of the position and to whom the worker is responsible. A job description may be used to prepare performance standards and performance appraisals and for other management functions, including Hiring, Supervision, Training, Compensation and Benefits, and Workplace coordination. In this course, HR personnel will learn about preparing a full job description.