Complete 6 pages APA formatted article: Industrial Psychology: Job Analysis. An industrial psychologist carries out the above-mentioned tasks by conducting researches on the employees’ attitudes and behaviors, which can be made better through management systems, good hiring processes, providing feedback, and availing training programs. However, for the psychologist to execute these mentioned duties, they need to conduct a job analysis of the workplace or organization where they need to work. The process of conducting a job analysis will form the basis of this text, in which it shall go into details of what it takes to have an effective analysis done.
Chmiel (2009) defines job analysis as the analysis after collection of any information related to a specific job, for any purpose. A job analysis consists of two main parts. The first is the description of the job, giving all the details there can be in it. The second part is the specification of the person(s) executing the job, giving all the detail regarding ability, skills, knowledge, or any other quality required to do the job. This text will create a job analysis of an Information Technology technician job, existing in an IT firm to illustrate the above definition of a job analysis.
An information Technology organization is one that is associated with supply, stocking, servicing, and supporting all aspects associated with technology, and these might be both hardware and software. Within an IT firm, there are numerous jobs that may exist, such as software engineers, hardware engineers, web developers, or IT technicians amongst others. The job analysis to be carried out of these is an IT technician. An IT technician is that person in an IT organization who takes the responsibility of maintaining and installing computer networks, software, and hardware. In addition to these, he provides consultation, training, and recommends what should be done to address future IT developments. The technician works under the Senior Administrative Office, to whom he reports.