weekends as activities during these periods can change substantially Audio and

Weekends as activities during these periods can

This preview shows page 4 - 6 out of 12 pages.

weekends as activities during these periods can change substantially -Audio and video-recording may be used in certain situations -Disadvantage of direct observation oWhen people know that they are being watched they act differently. So to minimize this employees can be informed about the purpose of what the analyst is doing oTime consuming and expensive -In addition to direct observation, job analyst may ask incumbents to monitor their own behaviour and keep it in a journal oThis one is less time consuming and expensive since job incumbents can just record theirown behaviour. In addition, it can give analysts more insight to the job as it can provide information that is less observable, like cognitive and intellectual thoughts of the incumbent oHowever, this may not be accurate as incumbents may not be reliable observers of their own behaviour and they may think its time consuming to write everything all down and do their job at the same time Task statement= A discrete sentence containing one action verb that concisely describes a single observable activity performed by a job incumbent -Tasks statements are based on data collected from things like archival information, structured interviews, questionnaires, and direct observation -Goal of task statement is to describe the essential functions of the job and to give a clear understanding of its nature and level of complexity -Each task statement includes: oAction verb – describing actions performed oObject of the verb – like a person, data, things affected by the action oRationale or intended outcome or product oMaterials, tools, procedures, or equipment used to carry out actionoDirection/guidelines under which the action is taken After the task statements are done, the job analyst must identify the KSAOs needed to perform each tasksuccessfully. KSAOs describe specific characteristics needed to carry out a task. They are not simply tasks statements with “knowledge of” or “ability to” tacked on at the front. There is no formal procedure that is used to identify KSAOs, they are inferred through the knowledge and experience of the job analyst. Knowledge= A body of information – usually factual or procedural – that makes for successful performance of a task Skill= One’s level of proficiency or competency in performing a specific task. Level of competency is typically expressed in numerical terms
Background image
Ability= A more general, enduring trait, or capability an individual processes at the time he first begins to perform a task O = Other Attributes= includes personality traits, and other characteristics that are integral to job performance. -Ex: Some jobs require you to hold a valid driver’s license or to be bilingualExample: KSAO examples of a Practical Nurse:-Knowledge of medication/drugs administered to residents-Skill in using computers to access resident history-Ability to solve conflicts between residents-Other: Caring – demonstrates compassion and kindness to residents
Background image
Image of page 6

You've reached the end of your free preview.

Want to read all 12 pages?

  • Spring '17
  • analyst, Functional Job Analysis

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture