Is it time to conduct a job analysis and job evaluation?
Are you prepared with the necessary tools and techniques for the exercise? Are you ready for the 4th Industrial Revolution which has great impact on jobs, not to mention the escalating cost of doing business! Is there a need or when was the last time that Management had a look at it? The current economic development has caused concerns that could impact on continuous business growth and job creation. Boardrooms in some organizations are abuzz with concerns on the huge staff numbers and payroll. The question on the minds of many CEOs is “How did we end up with these staff numbers what do they do?” For business sustainability and even survival in these turbulent times, cost is a vital factor and a huge payroll normally goes under the microscope. The process of job analysis as an exercise to establish rightsizing but it can cause unnecessary “job insecurity” ripples and could dent confidence in the business.
Management and corporate leaders detest assignments to do structural overhauls which require surgical analysis and evaluation on “jobs”. It is not a popular assignment and certainly not listed on their work programmes unlike recruitment, rewards and compensation. HR professionals relished in these more positive functions in their routine rather than the dreaded staff reduction exercise. How numbers grew and job expanded over time and the forgotten Parkinson’s Law was relegated as a classroom theory that remains in the textbooks.
There is no short of disastrous news due to the sliding oil prices, inconsistent policies, security issues and violent currency fluctuations. On a daily basis, news filter in on Company closures, little new Investments, capital flights and slow or no growth in sales. The cost escalation of doing business and the emergence of unending demands on Employers with new employment policies have resulted in staff retrenchments and downsizing. It is perplexing and often not readily understood how staff numbers ballooned over the years with no parallel growth in business notwithstanding the adoption of technology and automation. This workshop will provide the tools and techniques to unravel the different job spectrum and how job dynamism can impact on the organization’s strategy and structures. Job analysis, Job Description, Job evaluation, Competencies and Measurement applies not only to new hires but also to established positions.