job analysis and human resource management
July 20, 2006 2:53pm CST
Why is job analysis described as the cornerstone of an effective human resource management program?
• South Africa
20 Jul 06
A properley conducted job analysis provides a systematic breakdown of the tasks assosciated with executing the job (primary and secondary functions), the steps to be performed in support of each task (function), the knowledge, skills and attributes required to perform the tasks. The performance indicators for each of the tasks must be defined during the analysis and will be used later to assess employee performance. The job analaysis also forms the foundation for curriculum design and instructional development initiatives as it tells us what skills and knowledge should be taught in support of a specific job. etc. etc. etc.