How ASCD Took Job Description Development to the Next Level


Maren Kelley is the HRIS Operations Specialist at ASCD. In this guest post, Maren shares how her organization created a new and unique approach to developing and managing employee job descriptions, one that is helping ASCD build a workforce committed to its mission.

ASCD is the global leader in developing and delivering innovative programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner. To successfully serve our more than 140,000 plus members in 134 countries, we need to be a high-performing organization and align our work behaviors to our core values of accountability, innovation, excellence, integrity, and collaboration.

It’s a challenging assignment, but we’re making great progress — thanks to some innovative approaches we’re taking to talent management. I’d like to share one of these approaches — we call it the Position Evaluation Questionnaire (PEQ), and it’s been fully embraced by managers and employees.

In fact, during the entire PEQ process, I didn’t hear one complaint from any employee. One employee said “My old job description represented only about 10% of what I actually do on a day to day basis, so the PEQ process was a great opportunity to make sure my supervisor knows exactly what work I’m doing and how often.”

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