Advantages and disadvantages of job analysis interview

1. Advantages of job analysis interview

* The reason behind the use of this method is that jobholders are most familiar with the job and can supplement the information obtained through observation
* Workers know the specific duties of the job and supervisors are aware of the job’s relationship to the rest of the organization.
* Most commonly used method, very adaptable
* Usually conducted with job incumbents, technical experts, supervisors
* simple, quick, and more comprehensive because the interviewer can unearth activities that may never appear in written form.
* May generate information that never appears on written documents
* Provides an opportunity to explain the need of the analysis

2. Disadvantages of job analysis interview

* Heavily dependent on interviewing ability.
* The value of data is primarily dependent on the interviewer’s skills and may be faulty if they put ambiguous questions to workers.
* Workers may exaggerate their job duties to add greater weight age to their positions.
* Takes a lot of time and may not be cost efficient if there are a number of jobs to be studied
* Incumbent may distort information to reflect a more complex job, so verify with other incumbents and supervisors.

You can read more information about job analysis interview at: Job analysis interview.

Reference documents:

Methods of job analysis
Process of job analysis
Job analysis questionnaires
Job analysis sample (near 10 forms of job analysis).
Job analysis interview method
Process of job analysis interview
Job analysis interview questions
Job analysis interview questions for management positions
HR career ebooks (you can download free and ref all ebooks related HR career…)

Author: Davi Ngo,

Share This Post

Recent Articles

One Response to “Advantages and disadvantages of job analysis interview”

  1. nada abdalla says:

    How can a job analysis of each job in the work unit help a supervisor to do his or her job?
    i wanna know that

Leave a Reply

© 2015 4HRM. All rights reserved. Site Admin · Entries RSS · Comments RSS