Part A: Assessing a Job or Position (30 marks)
First Read: Assignment 2 Reading
Using your own position or a position familiar to you, work through the Job Analysis Questionnaire, on pages 68–69 of your textbook and 84–85 of the Assignment 2 Reading before answering the following questions:
1. Define the purpose of the job (5 marks)
2. Define the major activities or responsibilities of the position. (10 marks)
3. Define the knowledge and other skills required to do the position. (10 marks)
4. Define the working conditions related to the position. (5 marks)
Part B: Developing a Job Description (30 marks)
Using Figure 3.5 Sample Job Description and Figure 3.6 Job Specification from Chapter 3 of the textbook and Figure 3.9 Sample Job Description and Figure 3.-10 Job Specification from the Assignment 2 Reading as a guide, develop a job description for your own position, or one with which you are familiar. Note the job specifications, or qualifications as they are commonly called, make up part of the job description. Using the job analysis gathered in Part A, include a job summary and listing of skills and abilities required, as well as the specifications or technical requirements needed to do the work.
Assess the competencies or qualities that are required. This may include any soft skills that are required to do the job.
Part C: Labour Market Assessment (40 marks)
1. Write a two-page report (approximately 500 words) conducting a labour market assessment for the position you described in Part B. This includes:
• Assessing the demand for labour (including a review of the economic conditions, legal issues, social concerns, technological issues or demographic trends)
• Assessing the supply for labour (including the availability of others to do the work, replacement strategies, workforce factors)
2. Based on your assessment, if the organization were going to replace you, how would you recommend the work be adjusted or modified given the labour market conditions and possible efficiency gain available?