The only downside to completing a job analysis is that it will take time to complete it properly and, if objectivity is truly desired, there will be a fee to an outside firm.
The upside, however, far outweighs the downside. For instance, when a proper job analysis is completed you’ll find these benefits…
1) Near perfect candidate matches
2) Faster start for new hires
3) Reduced turnover
4) Reduced hiring costs
5) Significant improvement in the ROI of your talent dollars
Many organizations still use job descriptions and believe this is a substitute for a real job analysis. Strategic employers have moved on from the traditional job description and embrace the value of the job analysis tool.