“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.
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!
Job Analysis and the Law
As you now know, job analysis forms the basis for most human resources approaches to employment practice. Employment practices sometimes result in lawsuits and court cases, so it is not too surprising that job analysis is often linked to legal battles. In this chapter, we take a peek at the battlefield and the combatants. Although laws regulating employment practices exist in many other countries, our chapter covers only the legal system in the United States. And even more specifically, only the U.S. Constitution, federal laws, and executive orders are covered. The chapter is divided into two parts, the first of which is about legislation and regulations. We begin by mentioning constitutional law, and then key pieces ...