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Job Analysis

A Job Analysis from HighMatch helps you understand the context of a role, ensuring accurate job descriptions and a more refined candidate pool.

What is a Job Analysis?

A Job Analysis is the process of analyzing the qualities, traits, and hard skills required to be successful within the role and in your organization.

By conducting a Job Analysis, you’re able to build a clear understanding of what makes employees successful.

This data can then be used by our workplace psychologists to tailor our Assess solution, or it can be used to create a tailored assessment using our Create solution..

HighMatch Job Analyses Are:

backed by science

Our team of workplace psychologists use proven research techniques based on decades of research to identify those qualities that are predictive of successful on the job.

Highly actionable

Insights from a Job Analysis can be used in multiple ways, from building a job description reflective of the true needs of the role to selecting candidates likely to be successful.


Getting insights into the qualities that are predictive of success in a role can help inform hiring and succession planning, and support onboarding, training and development.

How a Job Analysis
optimizes your workplace

Performing a job analysis is a great way to gather the information that will help you write an effective job description.

After receiving the relevant data from your job analysis and implementing it within your hiring process, you can have absolute confidence that the hard skills and soft skills you’re evaluating in candidates are the ones that have the most direct impact on success in the job.


Wayne Homes uses HighMatch to Identify Qualified Applicants

Hear from Michael Luckie-Ewing, former VP of People and Culture at Wayne Homes, a custom home builder serving 5 states for over 40 years.

Michael and his team used HighMatch to better filter applicants for the qualities and skills that contribute to success across every role in their organization.

How the Process Works

A sound job analysis requires a thorough review of the work and a deep understanding of the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and other relevant characteristics (KSAO’s) required to perform the work at an acceptable level. 

HighMatch will pursue strategies to develop a thorough understanding of the roles to be analyzed. These may include documentation review, on-site observations, SME interviews, questionnaires and focus groups.

HighMatch will then provide you with a detailed report outlining the critical elements of the role and the key KSAO’s associated with successful performance.  This information can then be used to support recruiting, selection, onboarding, training, development, and performance evaluation.

“(HighMatch) provides me and my applicant with feedback that is useful in determining whether or not a prospect is a good fit. I also like that we have been able to customize our benchmarks!”


Real-World Scenario

A healthcare staffing company needs to figure out how to best write a job description to attract nurses with the soft skills necessary to thrive in a patient’s home or other living space.

While the recruiters understand which hard skills are needed most for the position, they’re a little confused as to which soft skills they should prioritize, and they don’t know how to evaluate those soft skills.

To expedite the process, they perform a job analysis and discover that empathy and detail-orientation  were amongst the most important for nurses providing in-home patient care.

Equipped with this information, the recruiting team is now better able to attract and retain quality candidates that align with their organizational values, improve the quality of their patient care as well as their bottom line.

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