ERGONOMICS & ERGONOMIST Ergonomics is the science of work. Ergonomics derives from two Greek words: “Ergon” meaning work & “Nomoi” meaning natural laws Ergonomics is the study of designing equipment and devices that fit the human body, its movements, and its cognitive abilities. Ergonomist: Human Engineer Empirical approach to the study of human-machine interactions Intended to maximize productivity by minimizing operator fatigue and discomfort
ERGONOMICS BENEFITS Reduction of Work Related Injuries Increase Productivity Increase Work Quality Reduced Absenteeism Increased Morale
Company Profile: Godrej Interio is India’s largest furniture brand. Diverse Product Range:- Home & Office furniture Laboratories Hospitals & Healthcare Training institute Shipyards & Navy Auditoriums & Stadiums 50 exclusive showrooms in 18 cities and through 800 dealer outlets. Godrej Interio is a business unit of Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd. - part of the Godrej Group
Job Title: Sr. Ergonomist Job DescriptionA) Responsibilities: Managing the ergonomic programs / workshops across India Supporting multiple customers on a daily basis as per requirementB) Duties: Participating in day to day operations of ergonomic team. Vendor Development Recommend and develop appropriate strategies to address company/ client ergonomic risks Evaluation of risk factors to reduce risks in both office and industrial settings manage ergonomic scheduling, evaluation, report generation, data extraction and equipment ordering.
Job Specification Qualifications : Undergraduate/ Postgraduate in Ergonomics Experience : 2 - 4 years Key skills / competency : Development of Ergonomics Training program & workshop Extensive knowledge and application of the principals of ergonomics. Troubleshooting proficiency Ability to plan, organize, delegate, and follow-up on work flow Self-driven
Selection Procedure Step 1: Personal discussion & HR round (Telephone/ Face to face) Step 2: Core Field (Telephone/Face to Face) Step 3: Field Round with functional head (Telephone/video conference) Step 4: Personality Test: Leadership Skill Testing Step 5: Reference check
Company Profile: Founded by Jeff Bezos in 1995 Head Quarter – Seattle, Washington India Branches Chennai Hydrebad Bangalore Mumbai Fortune 500 company Leader in e-commerce Virtual Online-Trading Most customer-centric company
Job Title: Sr. Ergonomist Job Description analyzing the interaction between people and machinery/equipment assessing the design of products/systems via practical experiments identifying problems by observing and interviewing individuals in particular environments assessing the effect of work environments on employees assessing health and safety standards offering information, advice and recommendations to clients Liaising with other professionals such as health specialists and designers.
Job Specification Qualifications : Postgraduate degree in ergonomics/psychology/ physiology/physics/ operational research or mathematics Experience : 5 - 7 years Key skills / competency : Good numerical & analytical problem-solving skills Interpersonal communication and negotiation skills. Ability to grasp technical concepts Systematic approach to work.
Company Profile:1) World largest Tractor Manufacturer
Job Title: Sr. Engineer - Ergonomics Job Description : investigating the physical capabilities and limitations of the human body undertaking workplace risk assessments producing user manuals to ensure the best use of new systems or products using detailed knowledge of the human body to improve the design of products, such as cars and leisure facilities assess health and safety standards or to investigate workplace accidents presenting to clients, conferences and professional societies
Job Specification Qualifications : Postgraduate/ Undergraduate in Ergonomics Experience : 6 - 8 years Key skills / competency : Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, psychology, mathematics and statistics, design methods, work organization and industrial sociology. Good communication skills and an analytical approach Keen interest in people and the ability to work as part of a team Creative ability and an imaginative nature.
Selection Procedure1) Written Test Aptitude Test Logical Reasoning Psychometric Test2) Personal Interview Soft-skills Technical Know-how Final Negotiation – HR
LIMITATIONS IN THE SELECTION PRACTICES Godrej Interio No numerical aptitude test conducted. Presentation skills are not tested. Amazon.com Leadership quality analysis missing Presentation skills are not tested. Written Logical Reasoning + Psychometric test not conducted. Mahindra Tractors Personality test is not covered. Presentation skills are not tested.
COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF DIFFERENTSELECTION PROCEDURESr. No Procedures Godrej Interio Amazon.com Mahindra Tractors 1 Aptitude Test Not conducted Through On-line survey Through Witten test 2 Logical Reasoning Through Personal Through Personal Through Witten test Interview Interview 3 Technical Test Conducted Through Personal Through Witten test Interview 4 Personality test Conducted Conducted Not conducted 5 Soft skills Not Conducted Through Personal Through Personal Interview Interview, 6 Personal Interview Face to face VC / Con-call Face to Face
SUGGESTIONS Technocrat type interview must be practiced Leadership skills must be tested through group discussion and Personal interview. Proper psychometric test / testing tools should be utilized to evaluate to how he could handle the internal and external pressure. Selection Instruments should be as follows:I. Communication skill: Interview, GD, PresentationsII. Analytical Skill: Aptitude test, data interpretation test, numerical ability test,III. Written skills: Written testIV. Leadership Skills: GD, in basket interviewV. Core skill testing (experience): Interview, presentation, case studyVI. Business & environment knowledge: Interview, GD