Job Analysis/Job Description

Strayer University

Assignment 2: Job Analysis / Job Description

HRM 530 – Strategic Human Resource Management


John E. Brown

Submitted to: Dr. Paul Jaikaran

Winter 2016

  1. Compare two (2) job positions from the episode and perform a job analysis of each position.

Answer: The first job position would be is Assistant Manager. The duties of store managers also depend on the size and type of store for which they work. The business aspects of a store can be divided into four categories: merchandising, which includes buying and selling; store operations, which includes hiring personnel and receiving goods; accounting and bookkeeping; and advertising and promotion. In some stores—generally independent ones—store managers are involved in all of these areas. In a small gift shop, for example, the manager may buy the merchandise, sell it to customers, and do the bookkeeping. The same manager may also train sales workers and write advertising copy. In the YouTube video, you can see where the Assistant Store Manager informs the CEO of the fact that the store is losing money because they (meaning the store in which he works at do not carry the type of material that most kids are looking for). The type of material that he’s referring to is the high-end type of material that is located all the way across town.   The second position would be the Shipping Associate/ Driver.

  2. Describe your method of collecting the information for the job analysis (i.e., one-on-one, interview, survey, etc.).


  3. Create a job description from the job analysis.


  4. Justify your belief that the job analysis and job description are in compliance with state and federal regulations.


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