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By Erich P. Prien, Leonard D. Goodstein, Jeanette Goodstein, Louis G. Gamble Jr.

ISBN-10: 0470434449

ISBN-13: 9780470434444

Featuring the 1st e-book that offers HR pros with a context for knowing the significance of doing a formal task research including a step by step consultant to carrying out such an research. This particular consultant encompasses a sequence of 8 ready-to-use templates that offer the root for undertaking task analyses for 8 varied degrees of activity households, from the entry-level to the senior manager/executive

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In rating the importance of each work activity, the raters used the following rating scale: Rating Meaning of the Rating 0 This rating indicates that the work activity is never done and is not part of the job. THE JOB ANALYSIS TEMPLATES 49 1 This rating indicates that the work activity has only minor importance relative to other activities performed by individuals in this job. Considering all activities, it would have the lowest priority or importance. 2 This rating indicates that the work activity has a relatively low level of importance compared to other job activities.

Thus, in the case of the surgeon, being systems-oriented and being aware of the OR environment would be regarded as abilities, while being decisive and meticulous would be categorized as more long-standing personal/interpersonal characteristics, ones that would be evidenced more generally in that person’s life. 24 A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO JOB ANALYSIS Until recently it was very difficult to identify the personal/interpersonal requirements of job success. The development of the Big Five approach to describing these psychological factors and its widespread adoption, especially in selection, has made this task much easier.

Inquiring about critical incidents is especially useful when the job seems routine and many of the elements of the job seem obscure to others. Our experience has informed us that SMEs and managers are the most useful sources of critical incident data, which is why including them in these interviews is so important. Document Reviews The archives of most organizations contain a variety of documents that are useful in conducting job analyses. These include analyses of output, performance appraisals, reports by both internal auditors and external consultants about workplace issues, and prior job descriptions.

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