Job Descriptions and Learning Agility

Job descriptions are more than a way to describe individual employees’ roles within the organization. Competency based job descriptions – JD’s that include competencies such as problem solving – help in the recruiting, development and retention of talented employees. I’ve had the opportunity to work with many U.S. companies that have incorporated competencies into their job descriptions. When job candidates understand specific requirements for success in their roles, they have a better picture of expectations, should they be hired. Hiring managers are clear on developmental areas as well because there are many excellent assessments on the competencies most organizations require, such as interpersonal skills; decision making; and managing stress. Training and development helps build a learning environment. Competency based job descriptions help focus the learning experiences in ways that help the organization reach strategic objectives.

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