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  1. Person specification

    A person specification describes the personal attributes desired in a potential employee. It is similar to a job description, but more specific. These attributes include qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge, and sometimes personal attributes which a candidate needs to possess in order to perform the job duties. The specification should be derived from the job description and thus help form the foundation for the recruitment process. Person specifications are also good for helping potential applicants understand the job's requirements and self-select accordingly.When writing a person specification, it is often suggested by guides that the content be measurable, and it cannot contain content that would directly or indirectly discriminate unnecessarily against protected groups.Many employers currently use core competencies to build their person specification.

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  1. person specification

    The personal attributes and skills a person requires to fulfill a job title or job description.

    Person specifications are vital in any business.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 15, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of person specification in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of person specification in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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