Job descriptions have long served as a foundational element of an HR department’s daily operations. This is largely due to the organization needing a common lens and framework through which to hire, evaluate, develop and compensate employees. And in fact, one of the few items in the HR toolkit that has been able to serve as that lens is job descriptions. In the absence of these standardized role definitions and qualifications, organizations place themselves at risk of potential litigation and regulatory compliance violations, and even greater potential damage to the business in terms of its ability to hire, retain and motivate the workforce. A blueprint that clearly describes what a job entails—and what success in the role looks like—is indispensable in any people-centric organization.
Job Descriptions: A New Opportunity for HR Technology Innovation
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Mark Smith is the CEO and Chief Research Officer of Ventana Research and leads the firm’s global market agenda for business and technology. Mark is a digital technology enthusiast who loves the art and science of market research and advisory for educating and inspiring technology buyers and suppliers. With over 30 years of experience in the technology industry, Mark is a subject matter expert in enterprise software and innovation for digital business.