The value of understanding job analysis information as an operating manager is it creates a solid basis on which to make job-related employment decisions. Legally, job analyses plays an important role in the defense of employment practices. There are many other uses for this valuable information: Organizational Structure and Design, Human Resource Planning,
Job Evaluation and Compensation, Recruitment, Selection, Placement, Orientation, Training, and Development, Performance Management, Career Path Planning, Labor Relations, Engineering Design, and Job Design. Pat Evans in the opening situation planned to use this information to retain junior civil engineers at a higher level by finding out what the junior engineers can do, what they are looking for in a company, and what assignments will be best suited for them. The ability to retain the junior engineers for longer than three years will Western Water Company to retain a more seasoned work force.