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The Importance Of Job Descriptions

Job Descriptions are the foundation for performance management in the workplace.  Without strong, accurate job descriptions, employers and employees often find themselves evaluating performances with separate, undefined criteria.  Below are a few statistics that show the importance of job descriptions and job postings for future performance management success:


  • According to HRDive, 72% of hiring managers say they provide clear job descriptions while only 36% agree.
  • GlassDoor reports that 96% of job seekers say it’s important to work for a company that embraces transparency.
  • SHRM notes that a whopping three-quarters (74%) of companies in North America do NOT have effective performance management systems.


With 93% of North American companies citing performance management will/does drive organizational performance, it’s vital that companies large and small effectively implement accurate Job Descriptions to begin the performance management improvement process.