Value of Written Job Requirement
Job requirements are the demand of the jobs to be performed by the job incumbents. Job description and job specification constitute written job requirement in an organization. Written job requirements are used as criteria for the evaluation of individual jobs. These requirements play an important role in the process of preparing job description, job specification, job evaluation, and job design. For an organization, written job requirements are valued criteria for making HRM policy. Job requirements are an important input for conducting the following human resource management activities.
- Developing a compensation package based on job evaluation.
- Welfare safety and health schemes for employed retention.
- Grievance handling
- Preparation of human resource, inventory, development of human resource information systems, formulation of human resource plan. Job requirement provide a deeper understanding of the behavioral requirements of jobs. It plays an important role in the defense of employment practices. However, for some jobs it is difficult to describe their job requirements. Especially for top level executive managers who are performing multi-skilled jobs, it is difficult to describe their job requirements. For them, a broad scope of the job will be provided so that they can work according in different areas under different working conditions and challenges.