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 2: Work-Oriented Methods
This chapter and the three that follow focus on methods of job analysis that are primarily applicable to purposes pursued by human resource specialists and industrial/organizational psychologists. Some methods, such as time-and-motion study, should be of interest to industrial engineers or engineering psychologists. Within this context, we have selected methods for closer review based on our judgment about their extent of use for more than one purpose. The reader should be aware that there are a large number of methods available, and not all of them can be covered in detail within a textbook. For information on other methods we cannot cover here due to space limitations, excellent sources are the original Job Analysis Handbook, edited by Gael (1988a) and the ...