ERIC Number: ED031753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan-22
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Functional Job Analysis As An Aid to Personnel.
Dickmann, Robert A.
Functional Job Analysis (FJA) is based on the premise that every job requires a worker to function in relation to Things, Data and People (factors) in varying degrees. A level is determined for each of the three areas for each worker function. A measure of emphasis was developed by assigning percentages to weight each factor. The level at which a worker functions in relationship with Things, Data and People together with the weights form a functional profile. In addition to the FJA Structure of Worker Functions' use for determining "what the worker does," the structure effectively defines job classifications. Efforts are being made to develop career ladders to allow for orderly progression as a worker develops in his ability with Things, Data, and People. A classification guideline can be set up with FJA and company supervisors. These guidelines can form a major factor in the evaluation of a worker. A self report questionnaire would also be used. Highlights of the use of FJA include: (1) inexperienced analysts can determine correct functional levels and weights easily, and (2) a performance appraisal instrument can be developed so ratings are made in direct relationship to functional profiles. Future directions include investigation of worker aptitudes, interests in relation to functional levels. (Author/KJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.; National Vocational Guidance Association, Washington, DC.; Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD.
Note: Paper was presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 30--April 3, 1969.