person specification


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person specification

A “rider” to a job description, which narrows down what the hiring organisation is looking for by providing a profile of the ideal candidate for a particular job, listing the criteria necessary to carry out the job. The person specification and job description can be used as the basis for staff development, appraisals, or promotion.

Benefits of person specification
• Enables potential applicants (and recruiters) to determine whether the candidate meets the job requirements, filtering out unsuitable candidates at an early stage;
• Helps employers identify the qualities needed for the job;
• Can serve as a guide for writing job adverts and application forms;
• Can be used for comparing candidates with each other;
• Reduces bias in recruiting and selection by ensuring candidates are judged against criteria which are relevant to the job, and all candidates are judged systematically on the same criteria;
• Helps ensure that selection decisions can be justified using objective criteria should the decisions be questioned at a later stage.
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Job title: 1x childcare solicitor hours: 37 hours start date: asap end date: 3 months from start date rate of pay: please let me know what rate the candidate is looking for contract type: agency location: oldbury council house, freeth street, oldbury, b69 3de job description and person specification attached.
A CV is more effective when it is clear and has been written to match a specific job/ person specification.
Since the application opened on NHS Jobs, just over 13,000 people have viewed the job description and person specification. Not only that, more than 1,000 people had filled in their application ahead of the Christmas Eve deadline.
RECRUITMENT There are a number of small, but costly, mistakes HR teams can make during the recruitment process, starting with the advertising of the role and person specification.
It added: "The vicechancellor is expected to lead through example and make a demonstrable commitment to these aims, as outlined in the person specification."
Consequently, the report presents national role descriptors for practice teachers and specialist practice mentors offering employers a framework to inform person specification. A competency framework for practice teachers and specialist practice mentors is also described with related recommendations for future education, training and continuing professional development.
For further information, a copy of the board member job description and person specification or to discuss the role, email Alison Harkness at alison.
Go over the job advert, person specification, job description and your CV/application form, so you can remember what you wrote.
Developing a job description and person specification. As your most valuable and expensive resource, getting the right person is vital and the whole recruitment process can be a very costly one.
However, the real challenge is to 'drive engagement' by understanding and developing skills, strengths and aspirations that may be independent of the published person specification. It is not hard to see how personal qualities, such as humour, optimism and creativity can provide the 'yeast in the cake' that can impact future prospects of promotion.
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