Writing Job Descriptions & Person Specifications

Producer: Learning Nexus

Duration: 40 minutes.
This product is an online product and is a single-user, 6-month licence.
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CPD Certified - contributes 1 point towards your CPD.

For any organisation or company its people are its lifeblood; finding and hiring the right people, however, is a major challenge, given the competition for staff with the right skills, knowledge and attitude. For this reason, it is vital that any person with a responsibility for, or a role within, staff recruitment is highly competent to perform that function. Failure to ensure this competence will result in an inability to attract the right people, and/or a failure to identify those people at the time of recruitment.

Achievement of the learning outcomes means that the learner will be in a position to analyse job vacancies and come to objective conclusions about their nature. They will also be able to express these conclusions in the form of an accurate job description and person specification. By having these two documents the learner puts himself or herself in a good position to attract and recruit the right person since the nature of the job will be clear to the applicant, and the applicant’s suitability for the job will be clear to the recruiter.

This course is for Line managers or other staff needing to write Job Descriptions and/or Person Specifications.

This product allows the student to print a certificate from the course on sucessful completion.

Please Note: The demo link for this title is representative of the courseware but does not give access to the actual course.

The recommended settings to run this course are:

- Minimum Internet Explorer 6/Netscape Navigator 7
- Flash enabled – Minimum V6
- Popup windows enabled
- Minimum Windows 2000 Operating System
- Authorware may also need to be installed for some courses


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This course is designed to teach the learner:

- How to carry out a job analysis
- The key elements of an accurate job description
- Designing job descriptions
- The elements of an accurate person specification
- Designing person specifications


On completion of this course the learner will be able to:

- Carry out a job analysis
- Write an accurate job description
- Write an accurate person specification

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