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Job analysis vs job design in staffing plans

Explain job analysis and design. What role do they play when developing a staffing plan? Why?

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A job analysis is an essential process to collect data about the duties, responsibilities, necessary skills, outcomes, and work environment of a particular position. The result will be a detailed synopsis on what knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA) an "ideal employee" would need to be successful in the job. The analysis will reflect nature of work; such as degree of variety in tasks or minimal duties that are ...

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A job analysis is an essential process to collect data about the duties, responsibilities, necessary skills, outcomes, and work environment of a particular position. Job design refers to how the tasks are performed (by hand, mechanical, computerized, etc.); the type of environment (in an office setting, outdoors in varying weather conditions, etc.), even the order of how tasks are completed and work hours. To develop a successful staffing plan, both a job analysis and job design must be completed.

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