Application of job analysis as a human resource management tool in state corporations
Job analysis is an important human resource management tool in the sense that its helps the employees to understand their duties and responsibilities and an outline of the skills required is made. On the other hand, job analysis helps the organization to clearly design the organizational structure. This implies that through job study the organization is able to defined positions, hire suitable staff to fill the positions, design proper workflows, establish reporting relationships, identify physical work environment, deployment of staff and assist in identifying training needs, among other uses of job analysis. The objective of study was to determine the extent to which job analysis is applied as a human resource management tool in KEFRI in pursuant of the achievement of her set targets. Baseline survey among 35 senior managers of KEFRI as case study was undertaken to collect data on application of Job analysis to various human resource functions. The data was analyzed using content analysis procedures mainly using descriptive statistics and presented in tables and figures. The findings showed that various elements of job analysis were not strictly applied when preparing job descriptions and job specifications. However the results showed that job analysis had a significant contribution to general improvement of performance of the organization. In conclusion, the inadequacies of application of various job descriptors and like physical environment, skill and experience, workflow design and knowledge of conducting job analysis will greatly hinder the performance of State Corporation in achieving their mandate.