8. Job descriptions should be kept up to date to ensure they reflect any substantive changes in the key duties.
If the job description is not kept up to date, then when it is time to recruit for a new employee, job advertisements will not reflect the organization’s actual requirements. It is important to update the job description while there is an employee—and a supervisor—available to verify the new responsibilities. If there is a vacancy, this is a good time to update or rewrite the current job description so it aligns with any new goals and objectives of the firm.
For example, the employer may have decided that the position is more technologically oriented and they hire a person who already has that skillset. The job description will need to be updated to accommodate this required skill.