What are Employee Requirements?
Employee requirements refer to a set of needs of an employer to identify what skills, competency, knowledge, experience and expertise an employee is supposed to have to meet the needs. The term is used in employee management to describe an employer’s demands to existing workforce as well as to new employees. Along with a job description, employee requirements are used to clearly define and spell out responsibilities and duties to a certain job.
Employee requirements are characterized by a range of attributes; for example, source of requirements, complexity, status, type, priority. All possible attributes are managed by using appropriate documents, such as traceability matrix and employee requirements statement.
Requirements to existing and prospective employees are usually established by determining what's demanded for optimal performance. The following factors are considered:
- Work results expected
- Specific job requirements (incl. education, experience, skills)
- Working environment conditions (incl. relationships with colleagues, senior management)
- Company requirements (cultural fit, values)
- Desired individual and group behaviors.