When individuals succeed, organisations win

When it comes to hiring and developing a high-performance team, the starting point is a well thought-out job spec.

You can then get the right people, in the right jobs, doing the right things. So writing an effective job de-scription is crucial to success. The job spec should cover 3 areas: the opportunity, job description and per-son spec.

When defining the job specification, you should consider: What needs to be done? Why does it need to be done? What will be the outcomes?

You should consider what the job involves now and think about how it may change over time, and through changed circumstance.

You need to measure what counts most.

A common management error is to measure too many, or the wrong outcomes, which may result in em-ployees failing to understand or act on what is most important. There is, however, a small number of cir-cumstances or regulatory situations where all areas are equally important.

Managers frequently fail to assess the job opportunity from the candidate’s point of view, and don’t make the opportunity appear sufficiently attractive.

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