Job Analysis Process
excellent approach to job analysis was developed with the support
of the World Health Organization to the ERTOMIS Foundation in the
1970's, to conduct research into methods for vocational integration
of people with disabilities. The resulting Ertomis Assessment Method
(EAM) correlates individuals' functional capabilities with function
EAM consists of two graphic forms (Jochheim & Scheid, 1989).
One, a profile of the worker's abilities to be completed by the
attending physician, and the other a profile of job requirements,
to be completed at the worksite. Direct comparison of these two
profiles allows immediate identification of any mismatch between
job requirements and worker abilities (Jochheim & Scheid, 1989).
1995, J.L. Mueller, Inc. adapted the Ertomis approach for a corporate
client's Medical and Human Resources staff to share information
among all those involved in the accommodation process without compromise
of confidential medical or business information.
a check for objectivity, the client's case manager often asked the
disabled employee, as well as attending physicians, to complete
the "Physician's Statement of
Ability to Work". "The
Employer's Description of Job Requirements" was often completed
by the worker, as well as the supervisor and/or coworkers. Side-by-side
comparison of these two forms clearly defined any mismatches between
job requirements and worker abilities. These mismatches became the
targets of job accommodation efforts.