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What are benefits of knowledge, skill, and ability (KSA) in formal job descriptions...

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Mizdee | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted October 17, 2012 at 7:15 PM via web

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What are benefits of knowledge, skill, and ability (KSA) in formal job descriptions that have to do with safety, even though they are not job requirements?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted October 17, 2012 at 7:32 PM (Answer #1)

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The major benefit of including KSAs that are about safety in a job description is that they get the applicants to understand how important safety is to the firm.  If a job description includes KSAs that have to do with safety, the applicant will know from the start that safety is an important part of the job.  These are KSAs that do not typically need to be listed as job requirements because they are common knowledge and common abilities.  Even though they do not need to be listed as job requirements, it is still good to have them in the job description so that applicants can be thinking about safety right from the start and can understand how important safety is.

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