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what is the difference between Job Description and Job Specification. suggestions are welcomed from seniors/professionals.. regards manish
12th February 2007 From India, Delhi
Dear Manish,
Job description is list of task, responsibilty, nature of job, a person needs to handle for a particular position.
Job specification is Skills,knowledge, Qualification,ect that is required to do a particular job.
Hope u are clear with the concept.
12th February 2007 From India, Gurgaon
Hi Manish,
A job specification describes the duties and other job related information common to a particular title. A job descriptionprovides the same information, but it is for a specific position.
For example, a job specification for an Accounting Clerk I will list the duties that anyone holding the Accounting Clerk I title could be expected to perform. A job description, however, will list only the duties assigned to a particular Accounting Clerk I such as those occupied by staff in the Bookstore
I hope it will help you.
12th February 2007 From India, Chandigarh
Job discription is basically the duties and responsibilities designed for a specific post. It describes the nature of duties and responsibilities, reporting to, qualification and experienced required to perform the job etc.
A job specification is mainly concerned with performance of the job. It includes skills, knowledge ability attitude etc.
A job discriprtion is a standard whereas job specification varies from person to person.
A job discription is done to define the outline structure of the job in a department whereas job specification is mainly done to evaluate the person for performance appraisal, training need identification etc.
13th February 2007 From India, Jaipur
job description basically includes wat are the resposiblites to be performed by an individual,related to job,it actually tells the nature of the job,content ,and title of the job,and under wat conditions job is to be performed,it also anwers the purpose of a job.
wheras job specification means,what are the physical ,behavioural characterstics required for a job ,it can be knowledge,skills, abilities ,strength related to the job.
skills reqired by the marketing manager can be diff from wat required by hr manager.
shalini tyagi
13th February 2007
Job analysis
The procedure for determining the duties and skill requirements of a job and the kind of person who should be hired for it.
Job description
A list of a job’s duties, responsibilities, reporting relationships, working conditions, and supervisory responsibilities—one product of a job analysis.
Job specifications
A list of a job’s “human requirements,” that is, the requisite education, skills, personality, and so on—another product of a job analysis
hope i made it clear
13th February 2007 From Egypt, Gizeh
the difference between JD and JS is:
Job Description descricbes the tasks, duties and responsibilities of the person.
Job Specification describes the required KSAs (Knowldge, Skills Abilities) required for the postion.
16th March 2007 From Pakistan
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