Christopher Hartwell

Topic: Job Analysis and Job Descriptions: Essential HR Blueprints

Job analysis and job descriptions are foundational tools for most (if not all) human resources functions. In this workshop, we will identify resources and best practices that can aid you in the job analysis process and the creation of effective job descriptions. We will also discuss how the job description can be used to aid various facets of HR, including reasonable accommodation, correct hiring practices and principals and performance analysis. Attendees will have an opportunity to be hands-on with a job description and take away real applicable guidelines to create, edit and use this HR tool.


Christopher J. Hartwell (Chris) is an Assistant Professor of Management at Utah State University, where he teaches MHR and MBA courses on employment staffing and organizational management. Chris has more than eight years of professional experience in the field of human resources, including recruiting, selection, performance management, compensation & benefits, and training & development. This experience has come working for a wide variety of organizations, including the US Senate, SHRM, Kelly Services, and Bridgerland Technology College’s Custom Fit Department. He is SHRM-CP and PHR certified, and an active member of SHRM, AOM, and SIOP.

Chris received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management from Purdue University, after obtaining a Master’s degree in Human Resources at USU and a B.A. in Communication from George Washington University. He conducts research and consults with organizations on various topics, including recruitment & selection, onboarding, effective leadership, and developing successful organizational teams.