What is the significance of a job specification?

A job specification is a statement of employee characteristics and qualifications required for satisfactory performance of defined duties and tasks comprising a specific job or function. The job specification is derived from a job analysis, which defines the tasks be performed by the respective employee and his responsibilities and how the job is embedded in the company’s organization and processes. Additionally, the job specification defines the requirements, which qualification and experience the respective employee must possess, i.e. the candidate’s profile.

By Olaf Kammerer

Executive Search Consultant for electrical engineering, automation and electronics

Olaf Kammerer is Managing Director of DELTACON Nuremberg GmbH Executive Search and is responsible with his team for the electrical engineering, automation and electronics sectors. He boasts over ten years of operational management experience as a commercial managing director and sales manager in his industries.