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Use of job description

Question
What is the purpose of a job description? 
Answer
A job description is used to present a standardized description of a particular job. It typically identifies a job title, a brief summary of the assignment, a description of essential job tasks and duties, and all or some of the following elements.

It is used in the hiring process to help managers do a better job of searching for and interviewing employee candidates. The job description is important to give to candidates, new employees, and management so that all understand what is expected.

It may be used for determining and balancing work assignments within an organization. The information contained is also useful in training, quality and safety programs and in ensuring compliance with laws and regulations. 
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