Job Analysis

Job Analysis and Physical Demands Analysis

An accurate job description is the ultimate tool to hold new hires and existing employees accountable for safe and productive work performance of the essential job functions.

According to the EEOC, a job analysis should:

  • Accurately identify physical demands required to safely and productively perform essential job functions
  • Involve Subject Matter Experts (i.e. Incumbent Workers)
  • Identify risk factors
  • Identify opportunities for modified/transitional duty
  • Use standard nomenclature provided by DOL’s Dictionary of Occupational Titles
  • Provide ADA-compliant language describing scope of work versus dictating how the work must be performed to aid in the reasonable accommodation process

Job Ready has Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialists on staff who are specially trained to identify and develop job-specific tasks to be used in the Post Offer and Post Employment testing programs, to set work conditioning rehabilitation goals, and to identify the safe physical demands necessary for employees to return to modified or regular work.

An important aspect of any job description is the listing of physical demands required to perform the essential job functions. This information helps applicants judge if the job is a good fit and helps doctors and employers return workers with restrictions safely back to work and prevent injuries.

If your job description is missing accurate physical demands, please call Job Ready Services at 919-256-1400 or email at for a free consultation and quote.

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What Our Clients Have to Say About Us

“As a Nurse Case Manager, I find the work conditioning program at Job Ready Services to be the GOLD STANDARD. Excellent communication from the staff regarding progression or lack of progression of the injured worker is provided on a regular basis and this has led to great success with return to work or identification of injuries that will not allow them to return to their previous work assignment. The staff is trained in X-RTS methods for doing Functional Capacity Evaluations which is extremely helpful. Excellent staff, easy referral process, and great source of communication!”

– Vicki Hewitt-McNeil, NCM

“After eleven years of interpreting for workers’ comp, I have seen many facilities that treat injured people. I know the Doctors, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Work Conditioning Places that are part of the network for workers’ comp. With that knowledge I know where I would go if I were in need. The only place I would go for work conditioning is Job Ready Services, because I have not seen any place that offers the superior service that Job Ready Services offers. Vincent, the therapist in charge, is constantly observing the patients and watching that they use the correct posture, using the correct mechanics, and lifting the correct…”

– Arabela Olivares Coble

“We partnered with Job Ready Services in 2015 to establish the job analysis for all of our major jobs groups and implement Work Steps pre-employment testing at all of our locations.  This program has allowed us to improve a candidate’s chances of success by determining whether or not they can safely perform the essential functions of the position.  Over the past few years, we have realized a reduction in injuries and a significant decrease in our MOD rate.  We believe Job Ready Services has been a key component of our success as we strive to provide a safe and healthy working environment for the Coastal Crew.”

– Audrey J. Robbins-Bledsoe, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

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