Job Performance

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Definition - What does Job Performance mean?

Job performance relates to how individuals perform in their job duties. In addition to training and natural ability (like dexterity or an inherent skill with numbers), job performance is impacted by workplace environment factors including physically demanding tasks, employee morale, stress levels, and working extended hours. Poor conditions and high stress can lead to compromising health habits like smoking and/or poor diet, which then have increasing detrimental effects on job performance. On the other end of the spectrum, well designed work environments, low stress, and a supportive employer can greatly increase job performance. Job performance is an important part of workplace productivity and safety.

SureHire explains Job Performance

Job performance reflects many important aspects that depend on company growth, expansion, and production. A workforce consisting of healthy employees in good working conditions fosters steady production, minimizes risks of accidents/injuries, and curtails health care premiums. However, common debilitating health diseases can place a financial and productive strain on business. For instance, obesity is a prevalent health concern leading to increased risks for falls, developing heart conditions, degenerative musculoskeletal disorders, and even hearing loss.

An employee's job performance can be partially predicted by testing such as fitness to work and personality tests. However, actual job performance is impacted by many factors and the result of such impact may not be readily apparent until after it begins to affect performance.

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