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Job Analysis (EFJA)


Essential Function Job Analysis (EFJA)

Essential Functions Job Analyses (EFJA) provide an objective basis for hiring, evaluating, training, accommodating and supervising persons with disabilities, as well as improving the efficiency of an organization. A straight-forward document, an EFJA provides the following: 1) core purpose for the position, 2) essential functions which are critical or fundamental to the successful performance of the position, 3) work environment and conditions where the essential functions are performed, 4) listing of skills and abilities an individual must possess to perform the essential functions, and 5) the mental and emotional demands required to successfully perform the essential functions.

An EFJA is a critical tool to use when determining if or how a candidate’s or employee’s work restrictions may impact the traditional physical/mental/emotional demands of the position. It assists the parties in determining where reasonable accommodation discussions need to begin.

Our EFJA Team

Shaw HRC’s EJFA team has produced more than 500 EFJA documents. Each EJFA is created with the company’s 360-degree process. This includes interviews of managers and peers in order to develop the most comprehensive and accurate account of a job classification’s essential functions possible. Our EJFA team is the most experienced in the industry when it comes to the creation of a superior document that can be used in real life applications throughout the interactive process from medical clarification to face-to-face meetings between employers and employees.