Job Description Handbook

ISBN-10: 141331855X

ISBN-13: 9781413318555

Edition: 3rd 2016

Authors: Margie Mader-Clark

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Everything you need to define the job, step by stepEvery job has a description -- and if you craft it carefully, you can use a job description for effective hiring, new employee orientation, evaluating performances, discipline and plan for future growth. But if it's poorly written (or not written at all), your company can face all sorts of problems, from low employee morale to legal troubles.To meet your company's changing needs,The Job Description Handbook, an all-in-one resource, can help you create HR documents that provide the details of every job's duties, requirements, qualifications -- and much more.This book, written in Nolo's signature plain-English style, will help you:.create a good job description.hire qualified employees.evaluate an employee's job performance.plan for your company's future needs.avoid legal traps.troubleshoot a descriptionThe book also provides checklists, worksheets, resources, sample language and step-by-step instructions that you can use to create job descriptions that will work in the real world.--Download forms for book at
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: NOLO
Publication date: 3/29/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Margie Mader-Clark has worked at the highest levels of the HR profession for more than 15 years, primarily in the fast-paced world of Silicon Valley. She has experienced the power of good management -- and the devastating impact of poor management. Mader-Clark has worked with numerous companies to develop commonsense HR principles to guide their employment policies.

What Is a Job Description?
The Benefits of Using Job Descriptions
Why You Need to Know the Law
Who Should Read This Book
Who Wrote This Book
How to Use This Book
An Overview of Job Descriptions
Advantages of Creating and Using job Descriptions
How Job Descriptions Fit Into the Broader Employment Picture
The Drafting Process
Test Your Knowledge
Avoiding Legal Pitfalls
Don't Discriminate
Don't Undermine At-Will Employment
Don't Make Promises You Can't (or Won't) Keep
Don't Violate Applicants' Privacy
Don't Create Overtime Classification Problems
Test Your Knowledge
Analyze and Define the Job
Consider the Big Picture
Identify the Keys to Success in Your Company and Your Department
Determine the Essential Functions of the Job
Determine Qualifications
Other Requirements
Test Your Knowledge
Writing the Job Description
Five Golden Rules for Writing Job Descriptions
Write the Job Functions, Responsibilities, and Requirements
Write the Job Summary
Gather Input on Your Job Description
Test Your Knowledge
Using job Descriptions
Posting and Marketing the Job
Setting Pay Levels
Conducting Interviews
Orienting New Hires
Measuring and Managing Performance
Test Your Knowledge
Deciding Whether to Hire
Moving the Position to Another Department
If the Job Changes Over Time
Adding New Job Functions After an Employee Starts Work
Handling Coworker Concerns
Employees and Applicants With Disabilities
Test Your Knowledge
Using the Interactive Forms
Editing RTFs
List of Forms
Sample job Descriptions
Accounting Supervisor
Business Manager
Computer Programmer
Director of Human Resources
Employment Specialist
Events Coordinator
Executive Secretary
Flight Instructor
Manager, Competitive Intelligence
Network Analyst
Procurement Specialist
Regional Sales Director
Senior Director, Staffing
Laws and Agencies
State Laws Prohibiting Discrimination in Employment
Agencies That Enforce Laws Prohibiting Discrimination in Employment
Departments of Labor
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