Essay on Hr Contribution to Job Analysis

1605 Words Nov 13th, 2014 7 Pages
Bury College


Tutor: Bev Sutherst

Contributing to the process of job analysis

1- Introduction
This report aims to explain the purpose and principles of job analysis and the reasoning behind it. The report will describe the methods used and explore the advantages and disadvantages of these methods. It will give details of a job analysis plan and how it was carried out. It is good practice to carry out a job analysis to contribute to the recruitment for the right candidate for the role also for evaluating and determining the value of the job to the company. The company this report is based on is Alan Howards a Hair and Beauty Wholesalers in Oldham. The
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A disadvantage to these methods is that the response may not be honest from the employee. In order to complete the job analysis l will be using 3 different methods which include a 2 week work log, observation and an interview.
The first method that will be used is a 2 week work log, job holders were asked to record daily tasks that were split into 2 sections for morning and 2 sections for the afternoon - see appendix 1. An advantage of using a work log is that it gather’s a vast amount of information and reveals valuable information about time spent on the job giving a true reflection of the work load and daily activity of that role. The work log also helps develop interview questions. The disadvantage to using the work log method is that it’s more time consuming to the person taking part and can extend over long periods of time. The second method that will be used is observation, this involves watching the employee perform their job and making notes, this helps with identifying necessary training, required skills along with physical requirements for the job. Alternative job analysis methods such as interview and questionnaire only allow information to be indirectly obtained. Although the observation method provides first hand

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