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Why Job Analysis Is Important

Why Job Analysis Is Important



A job analysis is the process of studying a job to learn more about the impact

 

of that position. A lot of information is evaluated during a job analysis. Information 

 

such as job responsibilities, work environment, work outcomes, and skill descriptions 

 

need to be gathered. A job analysis can be used when a job description needs to be

 

written or re-written. This can help paint an accurate picture of a job for a future job 

 

candidate. Analyzing a job can also help a company say modern and truthful about 

 

certain employment opportunities. Performing a job analysis is very important, so it 

 

needs to be done correctly and with care. This will help determine the difficulty and 

 

rigor of the job for future candidates. I will go over this process. 



Step 1: 

 

A job analysis can help companies find the best people for certain roles. They

 

can do this by studying the tasks that current employees perform. Information about 

 

the job that can be found in the current job description can be used. This information 

 

can also come from training manuals, staffing resources and industry experts. All of 

 

these resources will be gathered together for job evaluation. 



Step 2: 

 

The second step is to find a group of job holders. These job holders should be

 

doing the tasks that prospective job holders will be doing. The sample of job holders 

 

will vary depending on the complexity of the job. Simpler jobs may only need a small 

 

sample size, while a more elaborate job may need a larger sample size. 



Step 3: 

 

Next, you need to find demographic information about current job holders.

 

This can be done by asking questions about an employee's qualifications, education 

 

level, and experience in an interview or a survey. 



Step 4: 

 

Getting a supervisor’s or senior manager’s  professional lense is the next step

 

in this process. Supervisor will have knowledge of job holders’ competencies. They 

 

would have a record of employees who performed well and employees who 

 

performed poorly. A senior manager would know how the job relates to other 

 

departments. 



Step 5: 

 

Now it's time to sum up all of the job information that was gathered

 

beforehand. This step involves making a list of job competencies that an employee 

 

needs for job success. Job competencies are not just skills that an employee needs 

 

to know. Job competencies include skills, job responsibilities, duties, and 

 

characteristics that an employee needs to have to do a good job. 



These are the steps that can be followed during a job analysis. When a job

 

analysis is done currently, it can bring a lot of good to a company. Employees can be 

 

compensated more fairly when a job analysis determines the importance of certain 

 

roles. This process can also help a company write a more detailed and exact job 

 

description. This can help hiring managers find the right people for the job. Stating 

 

the full truth about a job is important. Employees need honest work spaces.