4. Job descriptions can be used as the basis for training and career growth.
Job descriptions list the qualifications and certifications required for each position. For example, if a Social Worker I employee is interested in moving up in the organization, he or she can look at the job description for the next level position, Social Worker Supervisor. By reviewing the qualifications of the higher position, employees can determine the education, training and certification that may be required to move up. Career paths can also be illustrated by reviewing the titles of positions such as Analyst I to Analyst II and Analyst III. This information encourages employees to know they are not stuck in a position and they can be promoted if they are interested and qualified.