Job design is the process of establishing employees’ roles and responsibilities. Its main purpose is to optimise work processes to create value and maximise performance. But, it’s also a key element in creating good quality jobs which benefit both workers and employers.

This factsheet examines job design and its links to work motivation and job quality. It looks at the principles of job design, the role of job analysis and assessing job quality.

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This factsheet was last updated by Jake Young: Research Associate, CIPD

Jake’s research interests cover a number of workplace topics, notably inclusion and diversity. Jake is heavily involved with CIPD’s evidence reviews, looking at a variety of topics including employee engagement, employee resilience and virtual teams.

 

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