Job analysis is the systematic process of gathering information on both the duties required of a job and the human characteristics necessary to successfully perform those duties. After conducting a job analysis, a job description can be written to describe the job and its specifications. Job analysis is often considered the foundation of everything we do in HR including recruiting, selecting persons who can successfully perform the job, training, evaluating performance, legal compliance, and determining appropriate compensation levels.


  • Differentiate between the various approaches to job analysis
  • Learn best practices for collecting job information and data
  • Identify the standard components of effective job descriptions, including:
    • Essential duties and responsibilities
    • Job specifications (education, experience, training, and working environment)
  • Write legally complaint job descriptions
  • Specify the primary uses of job descriptions and how to make them an effective tool for your organization

Who Should Attend

Human resource professionals, compensation professionals, managers, and supervisors


Employers Council staff


Course ID #HR199

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