Creating a person specification


How to use this document:

Once the job description has been documented you are in a position to analyse exactly what kind of person you require for each particular role – this is called a person specification.
Person Specifications set the recruiting target and establishes the criteria to be used when screening and interviewing applicants. After all, you cannot find what you want until you know what you want!
A person specification outlines the minimum selection criteria an applicant needs to meet — what qualifications, skills and attributes are essential for the position?
Consideration should be given to the following when creating a person specification:
• What is the required age range for the job (where relevant)?
• Where should the person live?
• What education and qualifications are essential?
• What previous work experience is essential?
• What personal attributes and skills are essential?

This document will help you focus on what you need to look for to fill the role you want to fill.

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This document outlines the process to follow and questions you should ask yourself before embarking on your search for a new member of you team.

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