“This is a very important book. It is an essential text for any graduate program in applied industrial and organizational psychology. The First Edition is the best text on the market today, and the Second Edition is a huge improvement. Nice work!”

– Bill Attenweiler, Northern Kentucky University

Thoroughly updated and revised, this Second Edition is the only book currently on the market to present the most important and commonly used methods in human resource management in such detail. The authors clearly outline how organizations can create programs to improve hiring and training, make jobs safer, provide a satisfying work environment, and help employees to work smarter. Throughout, they provide practical tips on how to conduct a job analysis, often offering anecdotes from their own experiences.

New to the Second Edition: New co-author Frederick P. Morgeson's background in business management brings a valuable new perspective and balance to the presentation of material..; Expanded coverage is offered on O*NET, strategic job analysis, competencies and competency modeling, and inaccuracy in job analysis ratings.; New text boxes provide bio sketches of famous names in job analysis to put a personal face on research.; Additional examples and cases illustrate the “how-to” of job analysis in real-life settings.

Companion Website!

A companion website, http://www.jobandworkanalysis.com, offers instructors and students supplemental materials such as course syllabi, examples of data collected as part of a job analysis, task inventory data, the opportunity to practice data analysis, and much more!

Work-Oriented Methods
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, an excellent source is the Job Analysis Handbook, edited by Gael, Cornelius, Levine, and Salvendy ...

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