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Job Analysis: KSAOs and TDRs

Compare and contrast knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics (KSAOs) and tasks, duties, and responsibilities (TDRs) as they relate to different processes of job analysis.

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Job Analysis includes two primary components: job descriptions and job specifications. The job description includes the tasks, duties and responsibilities (TDRs) that a job requires whereas the job specification refers to the individual's characteristics which allow him/her to perform the given job: knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics (KSAOs). TDRs are observable behaviors or activities involved in carrying out a certain job and are ultimately important for evaluation of job performance. TDRs ...

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This solution defines and explains KSAOs and TDRs and provides specific examples of them as they relate to job analysis. This may be helpful for Business and Human Resources students, and includes links to sample job descriptions and further information.