Job Analysis and methods

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Human resource Management Vidhi Shah Topic 2 Job Analysis UB 2789205 BN 412

What is meant by job analysis? Choose three methods of job analysis and discuss them. For each method you have chosen, define the method and explain the steps involved Then use an example (real life, or hypothetical if necessary) to show how this method would work in practice. Finally, rank the three methods you have chosen in order of your estimate of their effectiveness.

Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management is the organizational function that deals with issues related to people such as compensation, hiring, performance management, organization development, safety, wellness, benefits, employee motivation, communication, administration, and training (Härtel, C.E.J., Fujimoto, Y., Strybosch, V.E. and Fitzpatrick, K., (2007)).

A job analysis is the process used to collect information about the duties, responsibilities, necessary skills, outcomes, and work environment of a particular job. Additional outcomes include recruiting plans, position postings and advertisements, and performance development planning within your performance management system.

Job analysis

Job analysis is a systematic analysis of the tasks, duties and responsibilities of the person which requires particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job (Härtel, C.E.J., Fujimoto, Y., Strybosch, V.E. and Fitzpatrick, K., (2007)). Job analysis can be done by different methods like interview, structured questionnaires, and 360 degree feedback, dairy and through the direct observation (Härtel, C.E.J., Fujimoto, Y., Strybosch, V.E. and Fitzpatrick, K., (2007)).

The importance of job analysis to managers and organisations can not be understated. Almost every HR activity requires some type of information that is gained from job analysis. The environmental challenges facing today's rapidly evolving business world demand a proactive response from managers and HR, the information provided by job analysis more readily facilitates such a response (Jenkins & Curtin, 2006). There is, hence, gap in the...