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.

Job Description, PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT AND APPRAISAL, Job Evaluation, and Job Design

Job Description, PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT AND APPRAISAL, Job Evaluation, and Job Design

You have learned enough about the methods of job analysis and the related legal requirements to consider putting them to use. Here and in the next two chapters, we talk about the key purposes served by a job analysis and how to do a job analysis study so that you can see how to use the tools. The more you know about the interface between methods and purposes, the better able you will be to avoid potential pitfalls.

In this chapter, we describe some of the common human resource (HR) purposes of job analysis. The spotlight is on the following for this chapter:

  • Job description.
  • Performance ...
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