- Save money by avoiding bad hires
- Ensure that new hires have the skillset to be efficient.
- Recruit and retain top talent
- Ultimately improve your products and services
All leaders agree: Skill shortages are an expensive, time-wasting barrier to effective hiring and training. How can employers determine which individuals are the best fit for highly skilled positions or which workers are the top candidates to receive job-specific training?
This is why nearly 75% of businesses use job analysis - the process of analyzing the skills needed for job tasks - in their recruiting and hiring practices, according to a recent study by Society for Human Resource Management and ACT. With job analysis:
- Employers can identify skills and skill levels current and prospective employees need in order to be successful on the job.
- Individuals can compare their skill levels to those needed for jobs.
- Trainers and trainees can make appropriate decisions about jobs, identify strengths, and set training goals.
The ACT job analysis method - ACT job profiling - links job tasks with ACT WorkKeys® job skill assessment to pinpoint benchmarks for hiring, recruiting, advancement, and training. ACT job profiling takes a focus-group approach, using input from employees to ensure customized job analysis.