HUMAN RESOURCE MGT
HUMAN RESOURCE MGT MGT 3320
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Lesson 6 Job Analysis Lesson Objectives After completing this lesson you should be able to do the following 1 De ne job analysis and describe its relationship to the development of job descriptions and job specifications 2 Demonstrate a working knowledge of the various uses and types of j ob analysis information 3 Outline the steps involved in a typical job analysis 4 Describe how job analysis is an important consideration in the work of a human resource department Key Terms critical incident method job family DOT jobelement methods functional job analysis KSAs knowledge skills and abilities job occupation job analysis position analysis questionnaire job specification position job description task Lesson Introduction This is a very important chapter as job analysis lies near the core of nearly all human resource management activity Poorly done or absent job analyses can be very costly to an organization while a thorough job analysis provides benefits throughout For the most part the steps in a job analysis are fairly straightforward There are several approaches that an employer can take each with its strengths and weaknesses It is important for you to understand 1 why job analysis is so critical 2 what considerations need attention in planning job analysis 3 what the various optionsmethodstechniques are 4 how a job analysis is used ultimately in other human resource management functions this ties back to point 1 Also there is a considerable amount of vocabulary for you to digest in this chapter It is very important that you understand these terms most of which you will see again in this course That is why the homework for this chapter includes a number of definitions Management 3320 Human Resource Management 27 Lesson 6 Job Analysis Reading Assignment Anthony Perrewe and Kacmar Chapter 6 Self Check Do not submit answers to these questions with your lesson These questions are designed to give you an opportunity to check your own progress Grade your self check using the answers provided in Appendix II 1 N 4 Which of the following represents a strategic choice an organization can make with respect to job analysis WUOW formality degree of tie with corporate strategy past oriented vs future oriented make vs buy interviews vs observation If employees are too uninvolved in the jobanalysis process WUOW in ation of duties may occur anxiety will be decreased valuable information will be missed the process will become too expensive the process will most likely never be completed A task is comprised of WUOW employee attributes task behaviors different positions A and B only A and C only Job descriptions describe all of the following except WUOW duties responsibilities skills working conditions activities of a particular job Management 3320 Human Resource Management 28 Lesson 6 Job Analysis gt1 9 gt0 Which is true of the relationship between job analysis and job evaluation meow Job analysis is an output of job evaluation Job evaluation is an output of j ob analysis Job evaluation is an input into job analysis Job analysis is an input into job evaluation They are unrelated activities Which of the following datacollection methods is most costly and time consuming muons observations interviews computer simulation questionnaires checklists All of the following are structured questionnaires except Jobelement job analysis methods can be contrasted directly with WUOW standardized job analysis methods positionspeci c job analysis methods workeroriented job analysis methods interviews observation techniques What do criticalincident techniques and the jobelement method have in common mUOUJDgt They are both position speci c They are both structured They are both interviews They are both observation techniques They are both jobrelated Management 3320 Human Resource Management 29 Lesson 6 Job Analysis Lesson Assignment Answers to these questions must be submitted for Lesson 6 Part I Definitions Please give a brief de nition of each of the terms listed below 5 points each 1 job family 2 futureoriented job analysis 3 job description 4 job speci cation 5 standardized job analysis method 6 As 7 job evaluation Part II Short answer 15 points each 1 Describe the steps involved in the job analysis process 2 What is the relationship among job analysis job specifications and job descriptions 3 What factors need to be considered in determining the method of job analysis to be used Part III Long Answer suggested length of answer 250400 words 20 points 1 Discuss in some detail the ways in which the job analysis process is related to strategic management of an organization D OF LES 6 Management 3320 Human Resource Management 30