It all starts with the Job Analysis
The job analysis identifies specific skills, cognitive abilities, behaviors/work styles, experience, etc that are required for the role. What are the personality characteristics, and soft skills that are critical for successful performance in the job? What are the capabilities needed? A good job analysis will populate the job descriptor and can also help apportion the importance — or weighting — to each skill.
Need help with your job analysis? The US Department of Labor’s O*Net is an excellent free resource to use as a guide to a job analysis.Visit onetonline.org to learn more.