|Prien, Erich P. / Goodstein, Leonard D. / Goodstein, Jeanette / Gamble, Louis G.|
A Practical Guide to Job Analysis
1. Edition April 2009
2009. 288 Pages, Hardcover
ISBN 978-0-470-43444-4 - John Wiley & Sons
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This book provides the reader with a context for understanding the importance of doing a proper job analysis together with a step-by-step guide to conducting such an analysis. One unique element of this guide is a series of eight templates that provide the basis for conducting job analyses for eight different levels of job families, from the entry-level to the senior manager/ executive. HR professionals or line managers can readily use these templates with confidence that they have the necessary tools as well as the understanding of the context of this process. The templates or instruments necessary to complete each of the elements of a thorough job analysis are provided in an appendix and is available from the book's landing page that easily can be customized for use in doing a job analysis.
From the contents
List of Figures, Table, and Templates.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Job Analysis.
Why Do We Analyze Jobs?
The Hiring Process.
The Human Capital Life Cycle.
Training and Development.
Chapter 2: What Is a Job Analysis?
Defining Job Analysis.
Applications of Job Analyses.
Employee Training and Development.
Organizational Management and Planning.
Elements of a Job Analysis.
Work Activity (WA).
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability (KSA).
Levels of Job Performance.
Chapter 3: How to Conduct a Job Analysis.
Methods of Job Analysis.
Questionnaires and Surveys.
Caveats and Cautions.
Changes Over Time.
Lack of Stability.
Chapter 4: The Job Analysis Templates.
The Development of the Templates.
Eight Templates for Job Analysis.
Entry-Level Job Analysis Template (Appendix B).
Production Operations Job Analysis Template (Appendix C).
Clerical Job Analysis Template (Appendix D).
Sales and Sales Management Job Analysis Template (Appendix E).
Technical and Professional Services Job Analysis Template (Appendix F).
Professional Administrative Job Analysis Template (Appendix G).
Supervisory/First-Line Manager Job Analysis Template (Appendix H).
Senior Management/Executive Job Analysis Template (Appendix I).
Using the Templates.
Completing the Summary Forms.
Chapter 5: The Workplace Characteristics Profile.
Organization Culture and Climate.
The Workplace Characteristics Profile.
Developing the WCP.
Administering the WCP.
Interpreting the WCP.
Chapter 6: Establishing Job Performance Levels.
Competencies and Jobs.
The Uses of Job Performance Data.
Creating Career Ladders.
Evaluating Organizational Performance.
Improving Organizational Performance.
Methods for Measuring Job Performance.
Problems with Performance Ratings.
Behaviorally Anchored Ratings Scales (BARS).
How to Implement the BARS Method.
A Recommended Shortcut.
Applying the BARS Method.
BARS and the Hierarchy of Jobs.
Concerns About BARS.
A Summary of the Job Analysis Process.
References and Further Reading.
Appendix A. Sample Job Description.
Appendix B. Entry-Level Job Analysis Template.
Appendix C. Production Operations Job Analysis Template.
Appendix D. Clerical Job Analysis Template.
Appendix E. Sales and Sales Management Job Analysis Template.
Appendix F. Technical and Professional Services Job Analysis Template.
Appendix G. Professional Administrative Job Analysis Template.
Appendix H. Supervisory/First-Line Manager Job Analysis Template.
Appendix I. Senior Management/Executive Job Analysis Template.
Appendix J. Summary of Importance of Work Activities and Competencies.
Appendix K. Workplace Characteristics Profile.
About the Authors.