Writing a job analysis is something small business owners often neglect to before hiring an employee. In a rush to fill a vacant position or to fill new jobs as the business is grows, employers often fall back on generic job titles and job descriptions instead of considering the specific tasks the new employee will need to do or the skills the job candidate will need to perform the job successfully.
Periodic job analysis enables your human resources department and the organization’s leadership team to understand essential components of individual jobs, which can inform decisions about the relationship of each job, or job group, and its relationship to the company’s mission and goals. Because job analysis provides an extensive and complete picture of each position, they’re critical for workforce planning and strategic workforce development.
According to a recent survey 2018, 74% of small business employers say they have hired the wrong person for a job.