Getting off to a good start
Think about getting it right from the start. To create a successful working relationship, the tasks and responsibilities need to be clearly defined and laid out from the start.
The key document
Once you have mapped out the role and the relationships with other team members, the next step is to nail the scope of the role and expectations in a Job Description. This will ensure:
- You are recruiting for the right person
- Both parties are clear on what is expected from each other
- You have a reference point for staff reviews and performance management
A Job Description plays a vital role if issues arise with a staff member. It is very difficult to argue that someone is not doing their job when you cannot clearly demonstrate they were aware of the tasks that they were required to undertake.