Written Assignment #1: Job Analysis Essay

1004 Words Jun 13th, 2013 5 Pages
Literature Reviews

All three articles reviewed: ‘Guidelines for Best Practice in the Use of Job Analysis Techniques’ by SHL GROUP http://www.shl.com/assets/resources/Best-Practice-Job-Analysis.pdf, ‘What Happens If an Organization Doesn’t Conduct a Job Analysis?’ by Anaya Baldwin, Demand Media http://smallbusiness.chron.com/happens-organization-doesnt-conduct-job-analysis-15562.html, and ‘Job Analysis’ created by the Canadian Job Bank http://www.jobsetc.gc.ca/pieces1.jsp?category_id=2802&root_id=2801, all fully support Job Analysis in ways such as creating a definition of a needed position, aligning current employees with jobs that match their work skills, creating standards which can be quantifiable, and setting realistic goals
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It is important to note that not one single technique may be suitable but rather a blend of techniques based on a company’s needs and time constraints. The information gathered from the job analysis process can be used for future job analysis, but tailored to fit that specific role/need. This article also points out that it is important that the person(s) doing the job analysis’ be properly trained in job analysis techniques, be good with people, and have knowledge of the organization. This article clearly supports the why, what, and how’s of job analysis as well as the overall purposes and benefits from it.
An article that many business that don’t practice in the job analysis process is ‘What Happens If an Organization Doesn’t Conduct a Job Analysis?’ This is a good question and is answered in a very straightforward way that clearly supports job analysis practices. The author, Anaya Baldwin states that “Without a job analysis for positions, your organization will lack clear insight on employee roles.” She goes onto explain that employees talents may not be fully utilized as they may not be in a position that best suits their skills and is there is no job analysis on a position, a company could have unrealistic expectations. They may expect an employee to possess knowledge they do not have, or they may expect the employee perform so many duties that it would be impossible for them to complete everything.