What are the main steps in conducting a job analysis project?

Author: Linda Segall, Segall Enterprises

The main steps in conducting a job analysis project are:

  • Confirm the purpose of the project, such as job design, job evaluation or selection criteria;
  • Identify the attributes of the information needed, such as work context or work inputs/outputs;
  • Select the methods and sources for gathering information. Methods may include written questionnaires and interviews, for example, and sources may include worker(s) and supervisor(s);
  • Announce and begin the project;
  • Gather and analyze the data;
  • Document results; and
  • Conduct a post-project assessment to ensure accuracy of the information.