Working with a local non-profit organization, the question of the job description came up. What to include? What not to include? And what should be in a job offer letter or employment agreement?
Here are 8 things that should definitely be included in the job description:
Employment Type: Hourly/Salary, Exempt/Non-Exempt, Permanent/Temporary
Overview: an overarching description of the position and how it fits into the larger structure of the organization
Responsibilities: a list of the main areas where the employee has responsibilities and what those are
Physical Requirements: such as the need to sit, stand, type, walk, work in a hot environment, etc.
Employee Signature: I have read, understand and believe that I can perform the duties of the above position.
Here are some things that you would want to include in an employment agreement:
Medical, Dental, Vision insurance offering
401K or other retirement benefit offering
Paid Time Off offering
Employment contingencies such as fulfilling a training period or following the company handbook
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