What is a Job Analysis?
Job Analysis examines a job for the activities and performance involved and the skills necessary to perform those activities. The analysis includes several components such as determining 1) skills and/or training required, 2) compensation, 3) hiring practices, and 4) performance review process.
A job analysis approach can vary from interviewing potential candidates, incumbent employees and their supervisors to developing company surveys and questionnaires or seeking outside resources for review and incorporation.
By performing a job analysis, a company can assess how the job fits within the organizational structure, determine appropriate compensation, and plan for training and recruiting needs.