Updating Job Descriptions

How often should we update our job descriptions?
– Office Manager, Financial Services

Job Description updates should be performed annually, starting with asking the individual performing the role to create a description of what they do each day/week/month/quarter. In fact, it is helpful for them to start from scratch vs. just work from the previously developed description as this generates a more pure response. Using the collected data their manager should then update, edit and augment, with HR taking a look before its issuance.