Filling a job with the right person is often a
challenge because the most important requirements of the job have never been
defined in a truly comprehensive manner. Traditional job descriptions may
list duties to be performed, but lack definitions of the intangibles the result
in exceptional job performance.
It is not enough to hire bright, educated, and
trained people. Unless they also match the jobs in which they are
placed, their job performance will fail to be as high as expected. People
do not reach their full potential in jobs they do not fit.
The Job Analysis Survey is a system that fills
the gap between perception and reality when it comes to describing what a
particular job "looks like".
First, the survey measures the thinking style required
for the job in terms of problem solving ability, verbal reasoning and skills,
numeric ability, and numeric reasoning.
Second, it does an analysis of the job to see what it
has that appeals to different people. Will this job, it asks, interest
people who are enterprising, or interested in financial data and business
systems, or people who want to provide service, or who are technical,
mechanical, or creative.
And finally, it determines the behavior traits that
facilitate successful job performance; traits such as energy level,
assertiveness, sociability, attitude, objective judgment and others.
The results of the survey are compiled and processed
with a national norm
into a written description of the person who has a high potential for
accomplishment in the job, plus a "Job Match Pattern" that graphically
presents the significant data. This information can be used to identify
people who match the job's requirements in their thinking style, behavioral
traits and occupational interest
By using the Job Analysis Survey, you are
assured that the people you place in jobs have a significantly higher likelihood
of meeting and exceeding your job performance expectations.