Why Job/Competency Analysis is Needed
Before it is possible to develop job-related hiring and promotion standards, performance management standards, or training programs it is essential to identify the competencies, knowledge, skill, and ability requirements of the job. This information makes it possible to effectively assess the characteristics that are essential for success on the job.
In addition, federal and state requirements for non-discriminatory hiring and promotion make job analysis a necessary component in demonstrating job relatedness.
Human Resource Functions for Which Job/Competency Analysis is Essential
Job/Competency analysis provides information that is essential for the following human resource functions:
- Development of job-relatedemployee hiring and promotion procedures
- Development of effective job training
- Development of job descriptions that are needed for classification, compensation, and EEO compliance requirements
- Identification of "essential job functions," as required by the Americans With Disabilities Act