Disabled Worker

What is a job analysis?

When an employee suffers an injury at work, Vocational Expert Services, Inc. can conduct expert job analysis. We assist the employer in determining appropriate job accommodations for the injured worker. Our analysis recommendations allow the injured worker to maintain employment, productivity, and morale with his or her current employer.

This analysis also provides assistance to the employer by controlling claim costs. You need as much data as possible to put together a job description, which is the frequent output result of the analysis. Additional outcomes of an analysis include making employee recruiting and hiring plans, position postings and advertisements, and performance development planning within your performance management system. The analysis is a handy tool that you can use to populate any of these processes for employment success.

Conducting an analysis requires several steps:

  • Plan your process, resources, and timeframe
  • Gather and analyze all current information about the job available in the organization (descriptions, ads, training materials, performance plans, etc.)
  • Choose a representative sample of job holders
  • Gather demographic data on the job holders
  • Collect information from the job holders’ supervisors
  • Gather information from the senior managers
  • Establish a preliminary list of competencies
  • Obtain ratings of the importance of the competencies
  • Select and validate the final list of competencies

Frequently Asked Questions

A job analysis will provide the data needed to put together a job description. Additional outcomes of an analysis include making employee recruiting and hiring plans, position postings and advertisements, and performance development planning within your performance management system. The analysis is a handy tool that you can use to populate any of these processes for employment success.