A good job description should include a company overview and job overview, as well as an explanation of the associated responsibilities, skills & qualifications, and work environment. Below are some general guidelines for writing each of these sections effectively.
1. COMPANY OVERVIEW
Providing an accurate, concise description of your business is a great way to attract the right employees. Think of this section as an advertisement for your company -- why should prospective employees want to join your team?
Some useful things to include here are:
- Core company values
- Mission statement
- Brief history of your organization
- Anticipated growth
- Business goals
2. JOB OVERVIEW
In a few sentences, describe the purpose, importance, and fundamental qualities of the position being offered. No need to be too specific or comprehensive here -- the idea is to provide a zoomed-out image of the role the applicant would be filling in your company.
This is where you’ll outline the specific day-to-day responsibilities of the job. Bullet-point format is typically the most practical way to present this information.
4. NECESSARY SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
List in bulleted format the skills & qualifications that are absolutely essential to this position. Consider as many specific conditions of the job as possible in order to create a complete list of qualifications an applicant must have in order to succeed.
5. PREFERRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
List in bulleted format the skills & qualifications that are not essential, but would make an applicant more eligible for the position being offered.
6. WORK ENVIRONMENT
Describe the environment in which the applicant would be spending most of their time. In this description, include information about:
- Company culture
- Pace of work
- Amount of collaborative vs. independent activity
- Who the employee will report to (or vice versa)
Below is our corporate travel manager job description. You can post it as-is to an online job board like ZipRecruiter, or download and customize it to match the unique aspects of your business. Keep in mind that adding a custom company overview and description of the work environment (outlined above) will help you draw in the right applicants.
Corporate Travel Manager Job Description
Our Corporate Travel Manager is in charge of coordinating all travel plans according to both company timelines and budgets. Because weather and delays can be unpredictable, we need our Corporate Travel Manager to account for potential hiccups and make contingency plans whenever possible. They should have a strong understanding of travel policies, guidelines, and activity. Our Corporate Travel Manager will also craft and standardize our system of travel planning and adjust it as needed based on applicable changes to federal or company-wide travel policies.
- Set the standards of corporate travel management
- Book trips for employees and supervise all travel plans
- Respond in emergencies and employ contingency plans when possible
- Ensure all travel documents are up to date and accurate
- Track expenses and reconcile accounts when necessary
- Manage corporate credit cards
- Build and maintain relationships with all relevant third-party travel vendors
- Research new opportunities to improve overall travel efficiency
- Prepare expense reports and identify where costs can be cut
- Document all policy updates for future reference
Necessary Skills & Qualifications:
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Minimum of one year as a corporate travel manager
- Familiarity with all major transportation networks
- Experience with travel and expense reporting
- Ability to work with common corporate travel management software
- Excellent negotiation and communication skills
- Strong critical thinking skills
- Ability to work under pressure
Preferred Skills & Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree in tourism or a related field
- Minimum of one year of experience at a major airline
ENSURE LEGAL COMPLIANCE
Hiring employees can be an intimidating and time-consuming process, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve created a hiring compliance checklist to help you get over the legal hurdles with ease. From obtaining an Employer Identification Number (EIN) to confirming work eligibility, our guide covers everything you need to know.
SET UP PAYROLL
Even if your business only has a few employees, setting up a payroll service can save you time for running your business and also ensure that your company is compliant with important federal requirements, such as employee withholding.
We recommend Gusto, a user-friendly payroll platform for small businesses. Try out their services and get one month free.
ACQUIRE WORKERS' COMP INSURANCE
Workers’ compensation insurance provides financial and legal protection for your business and its employees.
Whether or not you need workers’ comp insurance for your company depends on the nature of the job, the employer-employee relationship, and the unique regulations of your state.