Developing and maintaining job descriptions is an extremely important aspect of Human Resource Management and reduces employee confusion about their roles and responsibilities. Job position clarity between managers and employees is of utmost importance as it will help improve production time, reduce safety incidents, and overall increase the quality of work being done. As stated in Lecture 1 called Job Analysis, “Analysis of the work and the employee characteristics needed to perform the work successfully is an essential HR function that forms the basis for all other HR functions.” The way that I perceive Job Analysis is that it is a center block that holds a company together in many ways. If an employee is not aware of their responsibilities and roles within their job, it will cause a cascading effect throughout the rest of the employees and be very detrimental to the company. This will affect production, safety, and overall quality associated with work and/or products being developed.
One of the biggest challenges that I believe is associated with a Job Analysis is a lack of communication and trustworthiness between employees. In the HR simulation we are completing in this class (MGMT 453) there was an incident with employees where they were not communicating with each other and saying that they did not know what their specific role was so they simply just did not do what needed to be done. This caused a chain reaction that made its way back to management and brought attention to the issue of employees not knowing their roles and responsibilities. This lack of communication may go unnoticed for quite some time but as soon it becomes a problem, it is too late and all levels of employment are affected.
In conclusion, Job Analysis’ are very important and companies that stay on top of their Job descriptions and reduce confusion between employees and their managers will be more successful and have a greater production rate, less safety incidents, and a better level of quality.