A second topic that caught my attention was the idea of job analysis. Job analysis is the process of determining ones skills, duties, and knowledge required for performing their job within the company. In today's
constant "changing work environment," the need for this job analysis technique is quite important. The book explains that it is important because "new jobs are being created, and old jobs are being redesigned or eliminated." The book also explains that without job analysis it would be nearly impossible to perform any of the other human resource-related functions. There are different types of job analysis as well. Such types are "work activities, worker-oriented activities, and the types of machines, tools, equipment, and work aids used in the job."
I recognized the book stressed the importance of the way in which job analysis is performed and the different methods that can be used with your employees. Some of the different methods included questionnaires, "witness the work being performed," interviews with both the employee and the supervisor, or even asking for diaries and logs to be kept by employees.
Job description was another key component of chapter #4, and this really interested me because I was just offered a job after my graduation this year. The book discussed what components make up a good job description. After reading some of the components I realized although the job I have... [continues]
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