This new handbook, with contributions from experts around the world, is the most comprehensive treatise on work design and job analysis practice and research in over 20 years. The handbook, dedicated to Sidney Gael, is the next generation of Gael’s successful Job Analysis Handbook for Business, Industry and Government, published by Wiley in 1988. It consists of four parts: Methods, Systems, Applications and Research/Innovations. Finally, a tightly integrated, user-friendly handbook, of interest to students, practitioners and researchers in the field of Industrial Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management.
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Chapter 24, Training Needs Assessment by Eric A. Surface is available for download.
"A valuable work for human resource and work analysis practitioners and researchers. Highly recommended." - G. E. Kaupins, Boise State University, USA, in CHOICE
"When applying some of the new methods described in this book, our research results receive attention from frontline fighter pilots as well as generals, while they at the same time are being accepted in scientific publications. For me, this is strong evidence that the knowledge and insights presented through this book results in top quality research tools. The book is thus an excellent foundation for any work analysis effort." - Martin Castor, Ph.D., Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), Sweden
"This handbook addressees a central, indeed arguable ‘the’central topic in industrial and organizational psychology and human resource management. Job (or Work) Analysis is the foundation of most human resource procedures and goals, from strategy linked selection and training to goal setting, performance review, feedback and continuous improvement. This handbook intends to give state-of-the-art guidance to practitioners and students about how to conduct reliable and valid job and work analyses to ensure a solid foundation for I/O and HR practice."- Manuel London, SUNY Stonybrook, New York
"This comprehensive handbook is destined to become a classic." - Gavriel Salvendy, Purdue University and Tsinghua University,China
"Work analysis is at the core of personnel psychology. This volume provides a comprehensive description of job analysis concepts, techniques, and practices that brings to us the leading experts in the field, providing a definitive view of the methods, systems, applications, and research on the topic. This is a great volume that needs to be read by scientists and practitioners interested in job analysis and, more generally, personnel and I/O psychology." - Walter C. Borman, Psychology Department, University of South Florida
E.A. Fleishman, J.N. Cleveland, Series Foreword. Part 1: Work Analysis Methods. M.A. Wilson, Part 1 Introduction: Work Analysis Methods. M.A. Wilson, Methodological Decisions in Work Analysis: A Theory of Effective Work Analysis in Organizations. T. Powell, M. Woodhouse, N. Guenole, Selling Work Analysis. E. Johnson Guder, Identifying Appropriate Sources of Work Information. D. Van De Voort, T. Whelan, Work Analysis Questionnaires and Interviews. E. Dierdorff, Using Secondary Sources of Work Information to Improve Work Analysis. R.J. Harvey, Analyzing Work Analysis Data. E.L. Levine, J.I. Sanchez, Evaluating Work Analysis in the 21st Century. A. Gutman, E.M. Dunleavy, Documenting Work Analysis Projects: A Review of Strategy and Legal Defensibility for Personnel Selection. Part 2: Work Analysis Systems. S. Gwaltney Gibson, Part 2 Introduction: Work Analysis Systems. M.A. Wilson, J.W. Cunningham, Important Contributors to Job Analysis in the 20th and Early 21st Century. M.A. Rosen, E. Salas, E.H. Lazzara, R. Lyons, Cognitive Task Analysis: Methods for Capturing and Leveraging Expertise in the Workplace. D.J. Gillian, Five Questions Concerning Task Analysis. S. Gwaltney Gibson, Generalized Work Dimension Analysis. J.J. Caughron, M. Mumford, E.A. Fleishman, The Fleishman Job Analysis Survey (F-JAS): Development, Validation, and Applications. J. Foster, B. Gaddis, J. Hogan, Personality-Based Job Analysis. S.F. Cronshaw, Functional Job Analysis. J.D. Levine, F.L. Oswald, O-Net: The Occupational Information Network. R. Poncheri Harman, Context Analysis. Part 3: Work Analysis Applications. G. Alliger, Part 3 Introduction: Work Analysis Applications. A.M. DuVernet, Using Job Analytic Information to (Re)Design Jobs: Best Practices and Methods. G.M. Hurtz, C.W. Wright, Designing Work Descriptions to Maximize the Utility of Employee Recruitment Efforts. D.A. Biddle, J.E. Kuthy, Using Job Analysis as the Foundation for Creating Equal Employment Opportunity in the Workplace. D. Doverspike, W. Arthur, Jr., The Role of Job Analysis in Test Selection and Development. D.L. Whetzel, M. McDaniel, J.M. Pollack, Work Simulations. S.G. Roch, K. Williams, Building Effective Performance Appraisals from an Analysis of Work. E.A. Surface, Training Needs Assessment: Aligning Learning and Capability with Performance Requirements and Organizational Objectives. R.J. Harvey, Compensation. S.G. Atkins, Career Planning: The Role of Work Analysis in the Work of Your Organization's Career Development Manager. B.M. Stone, R. Vasquez Maury, Using Job Analysis Data to Perform Activity-Based Utility Analysis: Enhancement of a Technology. D.L. Sandall, J. Henderson, R. Reiter-Palmon, M. Brown, S.R. Homan, A Comprehensive, Interactive, Web-based Approach to Job Analysis: The SkillsNET Methodology. Part 4: Work Analysis Research and Innovation. W. Bennett, Jr., S. Tsacoumis, Part 4 Introduction: Work Analysis Research and Innovation. R.J. Harvey, M.A. Wilson, What and Who? Research and Conclusions on Two of the Most Important Questions in Job Analysis. F.P. Morgeson, M.A. Campion, A Framework of Potential Sources of Inaccuracy in Job Analysis. G.M. Alliger, R. Beard, W. Bennett, Jr., C. Colegrove, Understanding Mission Essential Competencies as a Job Analysis Method. T.R. Gordon, M.D. Coovert, L.R. Elliott, Integrating Cognitive Task Analysis and Verbal Protocol Analysis: A Typology for Describing Jobs. W. Arthur, Jr., A.J. Villado, W. Bennett, Jr., Innovations in Team Task Analysis: Identifying Team–Based Task Elements, Tasks, and Jobs. C.E. Lance, T. Lambert Griggs, R.B. Gould, Development and Evaluation of a Task Taxonomy To Support Research on Cross-Job Transferability of Skills. P.W. Foltz, R.J. Oberbreckling, R.D. Laham, Analyzing Job and Occupational Content Using Latent Semantic Analysis. R. Lyons, P. Musaeus, E. Salas, K.A. Wilson, The Science and Practice of Job Analysis Abroad. W. Bennett, Jr., G.M. Alliger, M.A. Wilson, S.G. Gibson, Concluding Thoughts: Challenges and Opportunities in Work Analysis.
Bridging both academic and applied interests, the Applied Psychology Series offers publications that emphasize state-of-the-art research and its application to important issues of human behavior in a variety of societal settings. To date, more than 50 books in various fields of applied psychology have been published in this series.