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HISTORY OF JOB ANALYSIS Job analysis as a management technique was developed around 1900. It became one of the tools with which managers understood and directed organizations. In this process, jobs were defined as groupings of work tasks. Job Analysis Collect information on job content Focus on what workers must do to perform successfully The information obtained in job analyses is recorded in the precise language of job descriptions. These descriptions are then used in job evaluation (where jobs are ranked in importance to the company) in order to set up a job structure for pricing. Department of Labor The United States Department of Labor (DOL) led the development of the conventional approach to job evaluation. The DOL encouraged job analysis by helping employers install their own programs. The DOL has also published 2 guides on job analysis: The Guide for Analyzing Jobs (1942) The Handbook for Analyzing Jobs (1972) 1 Dictionary of Occupational Titles In 1965, the DOL published the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT). 2 The DOT provided the basis for many job descriptions still in use today. The latest version of the DOT has 12,761 occupations. But because the last full-scale review and rewrite of the DOT was in 1977 (with a partial update in 1991), many of its positions and descriptions are considered outdated and incomplete. The DOT doesn’t take into account many of today's jobs, especially in high-tech fields. PAQ's Occupational Assessor (eDOT) Since the DOT hasn’t been fully updated since 1977, many job analysts have been left without a reliable resource for job descriptions. The DOL introduced O*NET as the official replacement, but its descriptions are too general to suit many professionals’
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needs. (For more information, see ERI DLC Course 58: Comparing the DOT, O*NET and eDOT .) To fill this void, PAQ Services offers the Occupational Assessor (eDOT) . The eDOT updates the DOT by: adding 3,000 new jobs eliminating outdated positions refreshing old descriptions checking the crosswalk of classification codes This job analysis software now contains over: 20,000 position titles AND 13,000 job descriptions Additional features Available as a subscription software database, eDOT allows users to find jobs for employees based on their personal interests, past work history and any physical, cognitive, or emotional limitations determine the FLSA exempt status of difficult-to-classify employee fill out state Workers' Compensation claim forms and establish disability ratings review the U.S. Government's original Dictionary of Occupational Titles job titles, job descriptions, and worker characteristics in an easy-to-search format crosswalk to any of 20 different job codes, including O*NET, SOC, OES and DOT review job-availability regional and national statistics Q: Who uses eDOT ? A:
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