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Job and Work Analysis

Job and Work Analysis
Methods, Research, and Applications for Human Resource Management

Third Edition

April 2019 | 400 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Job and Work Analysis: Methods, Research, and Applications for Human Resource Management provides students and professionals alike with an in-depth exploration of job analysis. Job analysis encompasses a wide range of crucial topics that help us understand what people do at work and why. This one-of-a-kind text expertly unpacks the best job analysis methods and then illustrates how to apply these methods to solve some of the most common workplace problems. Readers will learn the best practices for helping people work smarter, improving hiring and training, making jobs safer, and providing a satisfying work environment.

The new Third Edition includes new references, the latest research findings, and expanded discussions of competency models, teams, and O*NET.
About the Authors
Chapter 1 • Introduction
Overview of the Book  
The Uses of Job Analysis  
Building Blocks of Job Analysis Methods  
A Couple of Job Analysis Projects  
Chapter Summary  
Chapter 2 • Work-Oriented Methods
Time-and-Motion Study  
Functional Job Analysis  
Task Inventories  
Critical Incident Technique  
Chapter Summary  
Chapter 3 • Worker-Oriented Methods
Job Element Method  
Position Analysis Questionnaire  
Other Trait-Based Worker-Oriented Measures  
Cognitive Task Analysis  
Personality-Oriented Job Analysis  
Chapter Summary  
Chapter 4 • Hybrid Methods
Combination Job Analysis Method  
Multimethod Job Design Questionnaire  
Work Design Questionnaire  
Occupational Information Network (O*NET)  
Chapter Summary  
Chapter 5 • Management and Teams
Management and Leadership  
Competency Modeling  
Job Analysis for Teams  
Cognitive Task Analysis for Teams  
Chapter Summary  
Chapter 6 • Job Analysis and the Law
Federal Legislation  
Enforcement of Equal Employment Opportunity Laws  
Executive Orders  
Professional Standards  
Prescriptions for Job Analysis  
Chapter Summary  
Chapter 7 • Job Description, Performance Management and Appraisal, Job Evaluation, and Job Design
Job Description  
Performance Management and Appraisal  
Job Evaluation  
Job Design/Redesign  
Chapter Summary  
Chapter 8 • Staffing and Training
Chapter Summary  
Chapter 9 • Doing a Job Analysis Study
Matching Purpose and Job Analysis Attributes  
Selecting Approaches  
Observations and Interviews  
Analyzing Data  
A Note About Accuracy in Job Analysis  
Chapter Summary  
Chapter 10 • The Future of Job Analysis
Changing Conditions  
Implications for Jobs and Work/Job Analysis  
Chapter Summary  

“This book is the go-to source of information on job analysis. [A] unique, rich book, and a must-read for future job analysts, I/O psychologists, and HR professionals in training.”

Ghadir Ishqaidef
California State University, Chico

“The book comprehensively covers both techniques for job analysis and uses for job analysis results. It is highly academically informative and easy to read with touches of humor throughout.”

Maureen A. Conard
Sacred Heart University

“This is a step by step guide to successful job analysis.”

Kimanya Ards
Amberton University

“This text is an HRM resource that shows the evolution of jobs through job analysis and the progression of job analysis in effective HRM.”

Teresa Helmlinger Ratcliff
North Carolina State University

The text contains all the necessary elements to work the analysis and design of positions. Although I expected it to have more examples and tools, it has updated and didactic material for this type of courses.

Ms Laura Salas Arbelaez
Business Administration, Universidad Del Valle (US BU)
October 4, 2018

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ISBN: 9781544329529