Job descriptions

You have recently assumed the role of Human Resource Manager in your company. In reviewing the company records, you note that the job descriptions were last updated five years ago. The company’s President has taken the position that there is no need to update the job descriptions. However, you also note that the company has grown by 50 percent during the past five years, resulting in many changes, including some in job functions. You want to build a business case to convince the President of the need to update the job descriptions. To help you build your case, use the information on the purpose of job descriptions at

A. How can job descriptions be used as a management tool?

B. What role do job descriptions have in helping companies comply with various

legal issues?

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