During this course, you will develop materials that support the human resource process from acquiring, developing, and leveraging on employee strengths. This project is broken into four separate assignments due in Topics 2, 3, 5, and 7.
In this assignment, conduct a needs assessment and develop a job description for your current organization or a preapproved organization that you have access to interact with. If you are not currently in an organization, inform your instructor of the organization you will use to complete this project. They must approve your selection prior to beginning your assignment and you must have the ability to observe employees and functions within that organization.
Part 1 – Needs Assessment and Job Analysis
Observe and assess the state of your current organization or another preselected organization. A needs assessment is necessary to identify areas for potential growth, both at the employee and organizational levels. If you are not in a position to look holistically at your organization, you can focus on a department or team within the organization. Use the "Needs Assessment and Job Analysis Matrices" template to complete this assignment. You are required to analyze required core functions, department or employment needs, jobs or tasks, and current/required trainings in order to complete these matrices and prepare for the next part of this assignment.
Part 2 – Job Description
Once your needs assessment is complete, you are required to select an existing position in your organization and develop a one-page, professionally formatted, and detailed job description for that position that is informed by the findings of the needs assessment. It is recommended that you take the time to conduct a job analysis and observe current employees in the selected positions to accurately depict the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics that must be incorporated into the job description. If you are unable to observe, do your best to accurately depict the specific functions of the job. Incorporate any new job roles you feel should be added to the position based on your findings. Make sure the job description is based on the needs and available resources of the organization and that it adheres to all applicable labor laws.
Cite and reference a minimum of two scholarly sources with one being the textbook.
Submit the "Needs Assessment and Job Analysis Matrices" template and the one-page job description as two deliverables.
APA style is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.