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.
Chapter 9: Doing a Job Analysis Study
Doing a Job Analysis Study
As much fun as job analysis is to study, it is even more fun to do. Even the incumbents usually like it. Once people get over their disbelief that you actually want to know the details of their work, they become more than willing to share. There are exceptions to this positive picture, however. When jobholders suspect that the job analysis is an attempt to cut staff or reduce salaries, the anger grows. (We cannot say that this has never happened, but we plead innocence to using job analysis in this way. On the other hand, businesses need to make a profit, and sometimes they see these kinds of actions as necessary to enhance the ...