Business Review


Job analysis is pivotal in identifying the tasks that new recruits are expected to undertake. It is useful to examine whether or not existing job descriptions, person specifications or competency profiles are appropriate for future needs. The study explored perceptual differences of job analyses significance within blue-collar employees (BCEs) and white-collar employees (WCEs) in a manufacturing firm. Data were obtained based on structured questionnaire. Results indicated significant positive relationship of performance appraisal with competencies in case of white-collar employees. In contrast, training was positively related to competencies with regard to blue-collar employees. Other dimensions including selection process, rewards and job description have no relationship with motivation and competencies. The findings commend that investigating these dimensions in similar or different manufacturing settings might provide firms with the potent to improve motivation and competencies significantly.


Job analysis, Performance appraisal, Training, Motivation, Competencies



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March 02, 2021



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