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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 



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.