Magazine article HRMagazine

HR Analyzes Jobs to Aid in Recruitment

Magazine article HRMagazine

HR Analyzes Jobs to Aid in Recruitment

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Most employers use the information they gather when analyzing jobs to improve their recruiting efforts, according to survey results released in December 2014 by SHRM and ACT.

"Considering that many HR professionals say they are having trouble finding qualified candidates for open positions at the moment, an accurate job description becomes even more important asan element of the recruiting process," stated the authors in summarizing the poll's results.

Fifty-one percent of HR professionals have conducted some form of job analysis, and 45 percent have used the information for purposes beyond identifying what is required for a specific role-including to develop interview questions or performance appraisal systems.

Seventy-three percent of respondents whose organizations conduct job analyses use the information for their organization's recruiting efforts. In addition, 72 percent use it for organizational performance standards, while 69 percent draw on it for compensation planning. …

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