You are here

Job and Work Analysis

Job and Work Analysis
Methods, Research, and Applications for Human Resource Management

Third Edition

February 2019 | 400 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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.
About the Authors
Chapter 1 • Introduction
Overview of the Book

The Uses of Job Analysis


Building Blocks of Job Analysis Methods

A Couple of Job Analysis Projects

Chapter Summary

Chapter 2 • Work-Oriented Methods
Time-and-Motion Study

Functional Job Analysis

Task Inventories

Critical Incident Technique

Chapter Summary

Chapter 3 • Worker-Oriented Methods
Job Element Method

Position Analysis Questionnaire

Other Trait-Based Worker-Oriented Measures

Cognitive Task Analysis

Personality-Oriented Job Analysis

Chapter Summary

Chapter 4 • Hybrid Methods
Combination Job Analysis Method

Multimethod Job Design Questionnaire

Work Design Questionnaire

Occupational Information Network (O*NET)

Chapter Summary

Chapter 5 • Management and Teams
Management and Leadership

Competency Modeling

Job Analysis for Teams

Cognitive Task Analysis for Teams

Chapter Summary

Chapter 6 • Job Analysis and the Law
Federal Legislation

Enforcement of Equal Employment Opportunity Laws

Executive Orders

Professional Standards

Prescriptions for Job Analysis

Chapter Summary

Chapter 7 • Job Description, Performance Management and Appraisal, Job Evaluation, and Job Design
Job Description

Performance Management and Appraisal

Job Evaluation

Job Design/Redesign

Chapter Summary

Chapter 8 • Staffing and Training


Chapter Summary

Chapter 9 • Doing a Job Analysis Study
Matching Purpose and Job Analysis Attributes

Selecting Approaches

Observations and Interviews


Analyzing Data

A Note About Accuracy in Job Analysis

Chapter Summary

Chapter 10 • The Future of Job Analysis
Changing Conditions

Implications for Jobs and Work/Job Analysis

Chapter Summary


“This book is the go-to source of information on job analysis. [A] unique, rich book, and a must-read for future job analysts, I/O psychologists, and HR professionals in training.”

Ghadir Ishqaidef
California State University, Chico

“The book comprehensively covers both techniques for job analysis and uses for job analysis results. It is highly academically informative and easy to read with touches of humor throughout.”

Maureen A. Conard
Sacred Heart University

“This is a step by step guide to successful job analysis.”

Kimanya Ards
Amberton University

“This text is an HRM resource that shows the evolution of jobs through job analysis and the progression of job analysis in effective HRM.”

Teresa Helmlinger Ratcliff
North Carolina State University

The text contains all the necessary elements to work the analysis and design of positions. Although I expected it to have more examples and tools, it has updated and didactic material for this type of courses.

Ms Laura Salas Arbelaez
Business Administration, Universidad Del Valle (US BU)
April 23, 2019

Sample Materials & Chapters

1. Introduction

8. Staffing and Training

Frederick Phillip Morgeson

Frederick P. Morgeson earned his PhD in industrial and organizational psychology from Purdue University in 1998. He is currently the Eli Broad Professor of Management in the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. Dr. Morgeson studies how organizations can optimally identify, select, develop, manage, and retain talent to achieve their strategic goals. He has conducted award-winning research, taught, and consulted across a range of topics in the human resource management and talent management domain, including recruiting and hiring; leadership experiences and development; team leadership and performance; organizational... More About Author

Michael Thomas Brannick

Michael T. Brannick earned his PhD in industrial and organizational psychology from Bowling Green State University in 1986. He is currently Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of South Florida. He teaches a graduate seminar in job analysis. His research interests include research methods and teams. More About Author

Edward L. Levine

Edward L. Levine earned his PhD in industrial and organizational psychology from New York University in 1970. He is currently Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of South Florida and served as chair of the department from 1993 to 2001. His research interests include job analysis, personnel selection, control in organizations, and affect at work. He is certified as a diplomate in Industrial and Organizational Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, and he is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the American Psychological Association. More About Author

Purchasing options

Please select a format:

ISBN: 9781544329529

SAGE Knowledge is the ultimate social sciences digital library for students, researchers, and faculty. Hosting more than 4,400 titles, it includes an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content, including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and more.

The platform allows researchers to cross-search and seamlessly access a wide breadth of must-have SAGE book and reference content from one source.