Uses of Job Analysis

Question: What do you mean by job analysis? Also, explain the uses of job analysis.

Job analysis provides information relating to a job in terms of its title, the operations, and tasks involved in the job, including their timing, significance, complexity, and sequence.

Uses of Job Analysis
  1. Job Analysis is useful in classifying the jobs.
  2. It provides useful information for forecasting manpower requirements.
  3. Helps in determining the quality of human resources required in an organization and facilitates the division of work.
  4. It helps in advertising the posts on the basis of description and specification.
  5. A clear understanding of job requirements helps in matching the requirements with the abilities, interests, and attitudes of people.
  6. Job analysis provides valuable information required to identify training needs, design training programmes, and evaluate trading effectiveness.
  7. Employee development programmes such as job rotary, and job enlargement.
  8. It facilitates determining performance standards. 
  9. Improvement in work design and work methods.
  10. Job analysis determines the relative worth of different jobs so as to develop appropriate wage and salary structures.
  11. It can also contribute to resolving trade disputes and employee grievances.
  12. Job analysis reveals unhealthy and hazardous environmental conditions in various jobs.
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