The Importance of Job Specifications, Job Descriptions, and Position Descriptions


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Which of the following is the process used to determine the duties of a job and the qualifications required to perform it?

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1. The minimum qualifications and traits that a person needs in order to perform the duties of a specific position are contained in a _____.

2. What is the difference between a job description and a position description?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz will test you on the definitions of key terms related to the material. Some of the questions will give you a definition. You will need to identify the word being described. Other questions will present detailed scenarios. You will have to identify the concept the scenario describes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on the following:

  • Process used to determine the duties of a job
  • Listing of qualifications for a position
  • Position descriptions

Skills Practiced

You will practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of job descriptions
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as job descriptions and position description
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the importance of HRM

Additional Learning

The related lesson, The Importance of Job Specifications, Job Descriptions, and Position Descriptions, will help you absorb even more information. The lesson covers the following topics:

  • Understanding job descriptions
  • Exploring position descriptions
  • Describing job specifications
  • Explaining the importance of job descriptions