A Legal Job Analysis
In Unit 2, you learned about a number of legal issues that impact the field of staffing. In this unit, you have seen that one critical tool for maintaining a legal staffing system is the job analysis. The “work product” of a job analysis that most of us see is a job description. Based on your current job (or one that you have previously applied for), use the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures (UGESP) to respond to the following:
Did the job have a job analysis/job description? If so, was this document in writing? If not, how was it provided to you?
Was the job description current? If so, describe how you knew it was up-to-date. If not, how did you know it was out-of-date? Explain whether the old information was critical to successful job performance.
What three methods described in the UGESP (criterion, content, or construct validity) would you use to update this job analysis/job description? Justify why.
How would using O*Net OnLine be better for generating the job analysis for this position? Describe the specific job title you researched on the website and what your findings were from this resource.