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Job and Work Analysis

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

Second Edition

© 2007 | 360 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

"This is a very important book. It is an essential text for any graduate program in applied industrial and organizational psychology. The First Edition is the best text on the market today, and the Second Edition is a huge improvement. Nice work!"

Bill Attenweiler, Northern Kentucky University

Thoroughly updated and revised, this Second Edition is the only book currently on the market to present the most important and commonly used methods in human resource management in such detail. The authors clearly outline how organizations can create programs to improve hiring and training, make jobs safer, provide a satisfying work environment, and help employees to work smarter. Throughout, they provide practical tips on how to conduct a job analysis, often offering anecdotes from their own experiences.

New to the Second Edition:

  • New co-author Frederick P. Morgeson's background in business management brings a valuable new perspective and balance to the presentation of material..
  • Expanded coverage is offered on O*NET, strategic job analysis, competencies and competency modeling, and inaccuracy in job analysis ratings.
  • New text boxes provide bio sketches of famous names in job analysis to put a personal face on research.
  • Additional examples and cases illustrate the "how-to" of job analysis in real-life settings.

Companion Website!

A companion website,, offers instructors and students supplemental materials such as course syllabi, examples of data collected as part of a job analysis, task inventory data, the opportunity to practice data analysis, and much more!

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

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