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Chapter 4

Lecture 4 - Chapter 4 Job Analysis

Human Resources Management
Course Code
HRM 2600
Indira Somwaru

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Chapter 4/Lecture 4
What is a Job? a group of related activities.
One job many positions
Position the activities performed by only one employee
Job Family a group of individual jobs with similar characteristics. HR,
Accounting, Marketing
Job Description statement of task, duties and responsibilities of a job to be
Once I’ve done a job analysis, I can write a job description.
Job analysis job description recruitment/selection
Performance appraisal
Training and development skills
Compensation management – what rates to give
each job
Job analysis process of capturing information about various aspects of a
job (tasks, duties,
Purpose of a job analysis improve organization performance
and productivity
Performing job analysis
1. Select jobs to be studied/analysed done when a new company is
starting up or when a company is going through a change (downsizing,
new technology)
2. Determine the information you are going to collect (tasks, duties,
responsibilities, skills required, education background)
3. Who? (To collect data from) a) employee
b) the manager
4. Method of data collection – interviews/questionnaires
5. Verify with supervisor
6. Write job description
Methods of Job Analysis
1. Interviews non-verbal feedback intimidation
probe time consuming, costly
All these can
be done with
a job
these days
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