Developing the organisational structure of a business is an essential step to making your organisation run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. The organisational structure can basically be explained as the framework – commonly referred to as an organogram – of a company. This structure would clarify reporting lines as well as lines of communication. It also serves the purpose of explaining and detailing any duties and expectations attached to each of the roles.
The organisational structure would determine the extent of power and responsibility attached to each role. It would also make clear the desired channels of communication between departments and managerial levels. Formal organisational structures are particularly important for companies in the logistics and supply chain industries. It also makes recruiting candidates for supply chain and logistics jobs much more straightforward.
Role profiling is particularly important when trying to recruit new employees. A role profile is a detailed description of a particular job combined with a personal specification. This document would list all the responsibilities that the job entails as well as the type of person you are looking for. You would include criteria such as previous work experience, skills, knowledge and other required attributes. Role profiling helps recruitment consultants find the best candidates for the vacant position.
Benefits to compiling role profiles:
- Reduced cost: A detailed role profile would result in finding candidates that are the best match for the specific job and role relatively quickly, resulting in reduced recruitment costs – both in terms of time and money.
- Reduced training: Role profiles would mean that the short-listed candidates would each have all the necessary skills, experience and training to enable them to do the job well. You would therefore benefit by not having to invest resources on training and developing the candidate.
- More effective: Successful candidates will have a clear understanding of what is expected from them if they are given a detailed role profile and will be more likely to succeed in that role.
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