The value of the requirement profile
requirement profile plays a significant role in both the selection of
staff and staff development. It forms, on the one hand, the basis for
drafting job descriptions and the concept of how the selection process
for these positions should be conducted. It also serves, based on the
current qualifications of a manager, to establish the appropriate
qualifications for a position, as well as the staff development
measures that need to be pursued regarding those requirements where
there is a discrepancy between the current situation and the desired
situation. As such the requirement profile can also be referred to
when preparing and conducting annual appraisal meetings, or when
establishing objectives, as well as serving as a basis for the
induction of new staff, as a means of helping staff to orient
themselves, for evaluations and for drafting references.
Defining the optimal set of requirements, (either for an existing management position or for a position to be filled), should ensure that the position is occupied by someone who either already possesses the necessary skills, or will be able to acquire them in the mid-term.