3. Job Descriptions

Knowing what you want people to do

Before you recruit, you need to know what you want someone to do and to what standard! This may sound obvious, but you cannot assume that an individual will know what you want of them. You may be clear in your mind what you want, so commit this to paper in the form of a job description. If you are not clear about what the job involves, the employee will 'fill in the gaps' and probably make some wrong assumptions.

If you already have employees who do not have job descriptions, it is never too late to introduce them -

you can start by asking them to confirm to you what they do by writing their...

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