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Job Analyses and Job Descriptions Defined

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Job Analyses and Job Descriptions Defined

  • Course: Compensation 101
  • Module: Job Analysis & Description
  • Lesson Type: Video
  • Lesson Duration: 0:43

Lesson Content

In this module, we’ll focus on the basics of job analyses, job descriptions and, in the US, FLSA, also referred to as the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Job analysis is a systematic process for collecting the data required to determine in detail the tasks, competencies, and requirements for a job. The outcome of conducting a job analysis is a job description.

A job description is a written document that describes a job, including the:

  • Job title
  • FLSA classification
  • Supervisory responsibilities
  • Essential job functions
  • Job requirements
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Pamela Sande

Pamela Sande, CCP, is the Managing Principal of Pamela Sande & Associates, LLC. Pamela has over 25 years of human resources experience in both consulting and corporate roles, including as...

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