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.

Hybrid Methods

Hybrid Methods

In Chapter 2, we covered job analysis methods that are primarily concerned with tasks or the work itself. These focused on observable behaviors and outcomes of worker actions. An example of such a method is the task inventory. In Chapter 3, we covered methods that are primarily concerned with human information processing requirements or worker characteristics. An example of such a method is the Position Analysis Questionnaire (PAQ). In this chapter, we describe methods that use multiple kinds of data by design. We call such methods hybrid methods because they are usually developed with an eye toward combining features of two or more job analysis methods. This chapter covers four such hybrid methods:

  • Combination job analysis method (C-JAM).
  • Multimethod Job Design Questionnaire (MJDQ).
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