Our process integrates the components of the job with the appropriate tools. Industrial Organizational Psychologists identify and determine the skills needed across jobs, companies or industries and the relational significance of tasks within the role. The end result is an accurate rendering of a specific job and recommendations to select, measure and develop skills that will connect talent to success in the role. This is called Job Profiling.
This approach works for clients that prefer a focus group format with tasks tailored by the employees and qualitative reasoning to support workforce decisions including recruitment, selection, succession planning, leadership development and training.
Four Steps to Success
ACT Bridge profilers utilize a four-step methodology to gain a clear picture of the most productive recruiting sources and processes. These steps lead to the selection of highly capable employees ready for work on their first day.
- Task List Creation – ACT Bridge profilers obtain essential background information about the job to be profiled from client personnel and visits to the job site. Using proprietary job profiling software, profilers create an initial list of the most relevant tasks for the job.
- Task Analysis - Profilers meet with subject matter experts (SMEs) to review and revise the initial task list to ensure the list accurately represents the job as it is performed in the client company. Tasks are rated according to importance and time spent, producing a criticality rating for each task.
- Skill Analysis - Skills are reviewed individually and linked to foundational WorkKeys skills to determine the required skill level to be successful in the job. Client SMEs work with the profiler to review relevant workplace situations and challenges employees encounter. Performance-level thresholds are then established for success in each skill and for the overall job.
- Reporting - The Job Profile Report, tailored to each job, is prepared containing the final list of the tasks most critical to the performance of the job. Relevant WorkKeys skills and skill level information is also presented. This report establishes the integration of the job tasks and the talent measurement tools.
Find the Right People for the Right Job
Every job requires a unique integration of knowledge, skills, abilities and other attributes to perform a variety of activities and tasks. These distinguishable components are categorized in job descriptions that help organizations, and the people in them, define work and occupations. Do your job descriptions accurately portray the requirements of your jobs?
Over time jobs and their success criteria change and evolve. Job descriptions that are only a few years old may be woefully out-of-date and ineffective for workforce planning, recruitment, and selection.
ACT Bridge, through our proprietary Portrait process, uncovers critical success criteria essential to creating accurate job descriptions. Selecting and recruiting the right people for the right jobs is simpler if you understand what is required in the job first. Our proprietary database contains information on more than 18,500 different jobs, tasks and descriptors. This database is updated constantly through continuing research and surveys of workers and employers from each occupation. Data collected from job incumbents, occupation subject matter experts, and leading workforce research studies is incorporated into ACT Bridge job profiles.
ACT Bridge workforce development experts work closely with industry associations, including the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), and the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD), to define the needs of industry sector jobs. Using the O*NET-SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) taxonomy to classify workers into occupational categories, we collect, analyze, and disseminate information to stay up-to-date with the dynamic occupational landscape.
Understanding the job tasks, skills, and skill levels required to be productive and successful helps managers make informed talent decisions. The workforce selection tools and consulting services of ACT Bridge can help your organization find and retain a talented workforce.