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Job and Work Analysis

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

Third Edition

January 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.
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  
2. Work-Oriented Methods
Time-and-Motion Study  
Functional Job Analysis  
Task Inventories  
Critical Incident Technique  
Chapter Summary  
3. Worker-Oriented Methods
Job Element Method  
Position Analysis Questionnaire  
Ability Requirements Scales  
Cognitive Task Analysis  
Personality-Oriented Job Analysis  
Chapter Summary  
4. Hybrid Methods
Combination Job Analysis Method  
Multimethod Job Design Questionnaire  
Work Design Questionnaire  
Occupational Information Network  
Chapter Summary  
5. Management Teams
Management and Leadership  
Competency Modeling  
Job Analysis for Teams  
Chapter Summary  
6. Job Analysis and the Law
Federal Legislation  
Enforcement of Equal Employment Opportunity Laws  
Executive Orders  
Professional Standards  
Prescriptions for Job Analysis  
Summary for Selection  
Chapter Summary  
7. Job Description, Performance Appraisal, Job Evaluation and Job Design
Job Description  
Performance Appraisal  
Job Evaluation  
Job Design/Redesign  
Chapter Summary  
8. Staffing and Training
Chapter Summary  
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  
10. The Future of Job Analysis
Changing Conditions  
Implications for Jobs and Analysis  
Chapter Summary  
A Final Note  

“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
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.

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ISBN: 9781544329529