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Employee Cooperation in Job Analysis: Important Factor

Explain why it is important to gain employee cooperation before beginning a job analysis program. Describe other issues and means that can aid in the job analysis process.

Your response should be at least 500 words in length. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.

Henderson, R. I. (2006). Compensation management in a knowledge-based world (10th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

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It is key to gain employee cooperation before beginning a job analysis program in order to ensure that the employee works to help the process rather than fight it. Oftentimes, without proper explanation, employees feel threatened by the appearance of new people or people from different departments looking into their work. The employee may be put on guard or become hesitant to share information for fear they are being investigated in some manner or perhaps eliminated. By carefully explaining the process of job analysis, as well as the purpose, employees will have a better understanding of what is happening and be more eager to help. Henderson (2006) points out that when analysts are working in a union shop, they should also introduce themselves to union officials. Making employees a part of the job analysis process, in an active manner, will help facilitate the process and the information that is collected ...

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This detailed solution describes why it is important to gain employee cooperation before beginning a job analysis program. It also describes other issues and means that can aid in the job analysis process. Includes APA formatted references.

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