Importance of establishing a job analysis exercise in an organisation: a case study of bread manufacturing companies in Zimbabwe.
Mlingwa, Margret Makaita
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This research sought to find the impact of establishing a job analysis in the bread manufacturing companies in Zimbabwe. The research used a case study approach in which a sample of six companies out of a population of seven registered companies was used. The targeted population was nominated from six companies and a simple random sampling procedure was employed to come up with sample elements. Questionnaires and interviews were used in triangulation to collect data on the sample. After analyzing the collected data, it was found that there is a positive correlation between well established job analysis and employee and company performance, the impact was seen through improvements in compensation, training and development, health and safety and recruitment and selection. However, the research also found that in an era of continuous delayering and downsizing one of the most common problems derived from implementing a job analysis is employee fears. Employees see a job analysis as a threat to their current jobs or pay levels or both. This is based on the fact that in the past, job analysis was used as a means of expanding jobs while reducing the total number of employees.