Chapter 3. Job Description and Job Analysis

If you don't know where you're going, you'll End Up Somewhere Else

  1. Mark Cook

Published Online: 30 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470742723.ch3

Personnel Selection: Adding Value Through People, Fifth Edition

Personnel Selection: Adding Value Through People, Fifth Edition

How to Cite

Cook, M. (2008) Job Description and Job Analysis, in Personnel Selection: Adding Value Through People, Fifth Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470742723.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 22 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470986455

Online ISBN: 9780470742723

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • job description and job analysis;
  • critical incident technique (CIT);
  • HR world, adopting competence approach;
  • competence defined as observable skill - or to complete a managerial task successfully;
  • position analysis questionnaire (PAQ) - widely used job analysis technique;
  • job analysis techniques and New technology, information collected and pooled over Net;
  • O*NET, electronic replacement for former (US) DOT. O*NET;
  • job-oriented techniques - job specific being very lengthy;
  • content-oriented techniques - what the worker does to accomplish the job;
  • reliability and validity of job analysis and bias in job analysis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Job analysis methods

  • Selected job analysis techniques – an overview

  • Position analysis questionnaire

  • Reliability and validity of job analysis

  • Bias in job analysis

  • Uses of job analysis

  • Using job analysis to select workers

  • Synthetic validation

  • The future of job analysis

  • Key points

  • Key references

  • Useful websites