WHAT TO INCLUDE IN A JOB DESCRIPTION
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)
Dishwasher Job Description
Below is our dishwasher 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.
Dishwasher Job Description
We are looking for an ambitious and hardworking Dishwasher to join our back-of-house kitchen staff. As a Dishwasher in our fast-paced atmosphere, you would be an integral part of ensuring that the restaurant works like a well-oiled machine. Dishes and utensils must be collected, washed, and stacked in their appropriate locations. We will strongly consider inexperienced candidates who possess the desire to learn about the restaurant industry.
- Keeping kitchenware clean, maintaining an awareness of front-of-house needs to ensure that guests’ needs are met
- Returning clean items to the appropriate places
- Informing management when cleaning supplies run low and reporting any technical/performance issues in a timely manner
- Maintaining a high level of cleanliness at all times; sanitizing the kitchen, including floors and surfaces
- Removing garbage when necessary
- Assisting cooks with food prep when time permits
Necessary Skills & Qualifications:
- A positive and enthusiastic attitude with goals of upward mobility
- Strong comprehension of the English language
- Ability to follow instructions; willingness to jump in and help as needed
- Strong time management skills
- Awareness of the importance of sanitation rules
- Flexible schedule, with the ability to work long weekends, evening shifts, and holidays
- Reliable transportation
Preferred Skills & Qualifications:
- High school diploma is a plus, but not required
- Hands-on experience preferred, but will train the right candidate
- Ability to work 25+ hours per week
Create a free account with ZipRecruiter to post this job description to their online job board.
3 STEPS TO TAKE WHEN HIRING EMPLOYEES
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.
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.
Find out how much the right insurance will cost you.