"It's not my job" is one of the last things entrepreneurs want to hear when they are running a fast growing business. Job descriptions can help you fix it. To listen to the
“It’s not my job” is one of the last things entrepreneurs want to hear when they are running a fast growing business. Job descriptions can help you fix it.
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“It’s not my job” is one of the last things entrepreneurs want to hear when they are running a fast growing business. In this episode, we explore why using job descriptions is one important ingredient in running a healthy business. We look at why some companies avoid using job descriptions and explain the reasons why they can help you create a better workplace as well as add value to your business.
*Startups and small companies sometimes avoid using job descriptions because they are seen as a formality that will get in the way of entrepreneurial spirit.
*Entrepreneurs can start to see problems when they don’t take time to define the skills and requirements needed to perform roles in their business.
*As a company grows, employees will begin to wonder about career paths and advancement and will question what’s next for them in your company.
*We discuss some of the problems that result from lack of job descriptions, pay rates, job titles, workload and performance.
*Job descriptions act as not only a management tool but a communication tool that help with existing employees but also for recruiting new employees.
*Having good job descriptions are the basis for enabling good pay decisions as well as complying with laws and regulations.
*Using written job descriptions is a business practice that helps manage a growing business and adds value to your company.
Resources and Links
Link to Entrepreneur Magazine article mentioned in the episode: This Startup Launched Without Titles or a Traditional Business Structure. Here’s What It’s Doing Now
Link to episode mentioned: Employee Handbooks are a Necessary Evil for Your Business
To read more about this topic, you may want to have a look at this from my blog. Five Warning Signs Your Company Needs Job Descriptions
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Lisa Roberts is a business operations consultant who advises growth company entrepreneurs in successfully managing growth and the challenges they face along the way. She has over 25 years of experience in operations, finance and administration and spent several years in executive roles at a high growth company. She recognizes that there is a fine line between success and failure in a growing business and that entrepreneurs need to focus on managing finances, creating a sound operation and employ good business practices to stay on track. You can find out more about her here