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.

Management and Teams

Management and Teams

The previous three chapters have been devoted to work-oriented methods, worker-oriented methods, and hybrid methods, respectively. All of the methods of job analysis in those chapters are suited for a broad variety of jobs. In this chapter, we describe more specialized methods of job and work analysis that are targeted toward specific types of jobs. In the first half of this chapter, we describe the Management Position Description Questionnaire (MPDQ), which (surprise!) is used to analyze managerial jobs. We also discuss the practice of competency modeling, which is a form of work analysis often targeted at managerial and leadership positions. The second half of this chapter is devoted to analyzing the work of teams, which also involves the broader ...

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