When was the last time you really looked at the statements of work for positions within your organization? As your department continues to evolve and grow, do you feel like the statements of work are up-to-date, accurate and truly reflect the responsibilities involved? Many organizations make the mistake of using generic and broad descriptions for a position. That’s why hiring managers can receive resumes when a position is open that don’t match the office’s needs. The first step towards solving the issue is a well-crafted, realistic statement of work that best suits the position and your organization’s culture. But who has the time to continually assess and update each one?
Fortunately, when you partner with Contemporaries, we can handle the work load for you. We get to know your organization’s unique needs, your distinct culture and what types of employees thrive in your environment. After we get to know your organization as it looks today and where it’s headed in the future, we then craft a realistic statement of work that best suits each position. There are so many reasons why well-written, relevant statements of work are essential for both employees and employers. Here’s a look at the top five:
- A good statement of work ensures you’re recruiting the best talent
- A good statement of work establishes a solid set of expectations for employees
- A good statement of work helps guide training
- A good statement of work promotes greater employee accountability and productivity
- A good statement of work offers protection for employers in the event a hire is terminated
Job roles and responsibilities keep changing over time. While it may seem insignificant, updating your statements of work helps with the recruitment and hiring process, ensures consistent performance standards and assists with future hiring objectives. If you feel like your current statements of work are in need of a review and overhaul, Contemporaries is ready to help. It’s one of the backbones of our business. Call us at 301-565-0445 to learn more.