December 9, 2014
Within every job or organization, there are jobs and tasks that are assigned to all employees, whether it is from the top, such as the president of a company, on down to the employees that actually run the operation. In those tasks, there are also documents that are called job descriptions that are set in place for the employees to follow. In the following paragraphs we will discuss about how important job descriptions are in the HR world. A job description is a document that identifies characteristics of the job to be performed in terms of the tasks, duties, and responsibilities an employee must fulfill (Youssef, 2012). In this paper, we are going to look at the job description my own job, which is an assistant manager for a retail company. The tasks that an assistant manager has is to lead their employees, delegate tasks that are given on a day to day basis, make sure that they are scheduling their employees at the right times for the right areas. The tools and technology that an assistant manager needs to have is to have knowledge of knowing how to navigate the computer, be able to pull up reports when needed to, and have knowledge of how to navigate the handheld system when needed to. Also assistant managers have to have to a cell phone in their possession at all times because they never know when they are going to be called. The knowledge that assistant managers need to have is that they need to be very knowledgeable of their sales and what is going on in their areas of responsibility. They need to be able to lead and set an example for their employees as well their co-workers. They should be able to drive sales and help provide the best customer service to the highest level. The skill that an assistant manager should have is at least 2 years of management experience and 1 year of retail experience. They can also have 2 years of prior grocery retail experience and 2 years of
References: Youssef, C. (2012). Human resouce mangement. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education.