White Paper: The Importance of Conducting a Job Analysis in Selecting and Defending Employee Selection Measures

By David W. Arnold, Ph.D., J.D.

A job analysis is an extremely important factor in the hiring process. Without an in-depth description of each position or job family within an organization, an employer is simply guessing about what knowledge, skills, and abilities are needed in a candidate. By properly conducting a job analysis, you can cut out the guesswork and make better, more informed hiring decisions.

This paper discusses why conducting a job analysis is so important, the contents of a professional job analysis, and the legal requirements.