A Comparison of Incumbent and Analyst Ratings of O*NET Skills


April 2006


Suzanne Tsacoumis, Chad H. Van Iddekinge
Human Resources Research Organization


This report describes a comparison study of skills ratings made by trained occupational analysts to skills ratings made by job incumbents. Ratings were compared across a large sample of O*NET-SOC occupations. Ratings were reviewed, including the psychometric quality. Results indicated that the ratings made by analysts were very similar to ratings made by incumbents. The methodology and results of the study are presented in this report.