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    Your supervisor sends you an email in which she states that she believes there is a need for more broadly defined worker KSAs (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities). Using course materials to support your position, briefly write a response to that email. Be sure to address the following:

    1. Why would experts suggest that we need more broadly defined KSAs?

    2. Are these experts right? Why or why not?

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    Please see response attached (also presented below), as well as one highly relevant article that you might find helpful. I hope this helps and take care.


    Knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) are used in career and job applicant assessments. For example, primary examiners must maintain the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) in current patent law, practice, and procedure. Regular training, similar to continued legal education (CLE) requirements, will be provided to maintain KSAs of primary examiners and they should pass tests to prove that they understand the content of the training. An expanded review of current work product will show evidence of the application of KSAs necessary to maintain full signatory authority.

    1. Why would experts suggest that we need more broadly defined KSAs?

    Mainly, experts would suggest that we need more broadly defined KSAs because the world of business in changing at such a rapid pace and the necessary skill and abilities are ...

    Solution Summary

    This solution explains the use of KSAs in selection job analysis and the rationale of experts who suggest broadly defined KSAs are best, and whether or not the experts are right. Supplemented with a highly informative article.