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Job and Work Analysis

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

Third Edition

March 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)
April 23, 2019
Key features


  • New references and the latest research findings offer the most current information available.
  • Expanded discussion of competency models and teams in organizations recognizes the latest workplace trends.
  • Expanded discussion of O*NET offers the latest information on this open-source, web-based database from the Department of Labor.


  • Substantial coverage is offered on O*NET, strategic job analysis, competencies and competency modeling, and inaccuracy in job analysis ratings.
  • Numerous samples, models, and templates provide readers with tools they can put into practice. 
  • Numerous examples illustrate the "how-to" of job analysis in real-life settings.

Sample Materials & Chapters

1. Introduction

8. Staffing and Training

For instructors

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