Avoid Hiring Underqualified Staff By Creating Solid Job Descriptions

Patrick Avery

Though it might seem like common sense to some, it's important for businesses to create solid job descriptions when setting out to hire a new employee. Failure to do so can result in a less-than-stellar person working for you. But it could also be a hindrance to your business. Just ask the Department of Interior.


The inspector general recently censured the department for having "substantially underqualified" cyber security staff. Therefore, the Office of Personnel Management plans to come up with a framework for the classification, hiring, performance management and development of federal cyber security pros.


One of the ways they can attract the best and brightest is by reworking their job descriptions so that incoming candidates will know exactly what to expect. Once the Department of Interior has hired the best candidate, the Office of Personnel can make sure those employees continue to meet the increasing needs of cyber security.


Here are some Knowledge Network tools that can help any business put together a quality job description. There are also some sample job descriptions to look at as well.


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