Develop job descriptions to help you articulate the most important outcomes you need from an employee performing a particular job.Job descriptions are a communication tool to tell coworkers where their job leaves off and the job of another employee starts.

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Finally, job descriptions are an integral piece of the performance development planning process.

Your goal in hiring is to find the brightest, most competent, flexible, reliable, multifaceted employees you can find.

A job description, if not viewed as a straight jacket, helps your successful recruiting in several ways.

A job description: An effective job description establishes a base so that an employee can clearly understand what they need to develop personally, and contribute to your organization.

Develop job descriptions to provide employees with a compass and clear direction.

JAN’s Accommodation and Compliance Series is designed to help employers determine effective accommodations and comply with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).Each publication in the series addresses a specific medical condition and provides information about the condition, ADA information, accommodation ideas, and resources for additional information.The Accommodation and Compliance Series is a starting point in the accommodation process and may not address every situation.Accommodations should be made on a case by case basis, considering each employee’s individual limitations and accommodation needs.Employers are encouraged to contact JAN to discuss specific situations in more detail.For information on assistive technology and other accommodation ideas, visit JAN's Searchable Online Accommodation Resource (SOAR) at