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.

part I|2 pages

Work Analysis Methods

chapter 2|7 pages

Selling Work Analysis: Thomas Powell, Mark Woodhouse, and Nigel Guenole

ByTh omas Powell, Mark Woodhouse, and Nigel Guenole

chapter 3|10 pages

Identifying Appropriate Sources of Work Information

ByEmily Johnson Guder

chapter 4|40 pages

Work Analysis Questionnaires and App Interviews: David M. Van De Voort and Thomas J. Whelan

ByDavid M. Van De Voort and Th omas J. Whelan

chapter 5|12 pages

Using Secondary Sources of Work Information to Improve Work Analysis

ByErich C. Dierdorff

chapter 6|34 pages

Analyzing Work Analysis Data

ByRobert J. Harvey

chapter 7|12 pages

Evaluating Work Analysis in The 21st Century

ByEdward L. Levine, Juan I. Sanchez

part II|2 pages

Work Analysis Systems

chapter 9|13 pages

Important Contributors to Job Analysis in The 20th and Early 21st Centuries

ByMark A. Wilson, Joseph W. Cunningham

chapter 10|16 pages

Cognitive Task Analysis: Methods For Capturing and Leveraging Expertise in the Workplace

ByMichael A. Rosen, Eduardo Salas, Elizabeth H. Lazzara, Rebecca Lyons

chapter 11|13 pages

Five Questions Concerning Task Analysis

ByDouglas J. Gillan

chapter 12|16 pages

Generalized Work Dimension Analysis

ByShanan Gwaltney Gibson

chapter 13|16 pages

The Fleishman Job Analysis Survey: Development, Validation, and Applications 232 233

ByJay J. Caughron, Michael D. Mumford, Edwin A. Fleishman Development Scales

chapter 14|18 pages

Personality-Based Job Analysis

ByJeff Foster, Blaine Gaddis, Joyce Hogan

chapter 15|15 pages

Functional Job Analysis

BySteven F. Cronshaw

chapter 16|21 pages

O*NET: The Occupational Information Network

ByJonathan D. Levine, Frederick L. Oswald

chapter 17|18 pages

Context Analysis Reanna Poncheri Harman

part III|4 pages

Work Analysis Applications

chapter |1 pages


chapter 19|18 pages

Designing Work Descriptions to Maximize the Utility of Employee Recruitment Efforts

ByGregory M. Hurtz, Chris W. Wright

chapter 21|19 pages

The Role of Job Analysis in Test Selection and Development

ByDennis Doverspike and Winfred Arthur, Jr.

chapter 22|18 pages

Work Simulations: Deborah L. Whetzel, Michael A. McDaniel, and Jeffrey M. Pollack

ByDeborah L. Whetzel, Michael A. McDaniel, and Jeff rey M. Pollack

chapter 23|18 pages

Building Effective Performance Appraisals From an Analysis of Work

BySylvia G. Roch, Kevin J. Williams

chapter 25|28 pages


ByRobert J. Harvey

chapter 27|13 pages

Using Job Analysis Data to Perform Activity-Based Utility Analysis: Enhancement of a Technology

ByBrice M. Stone, Rosalinda Vasquez Maury

chapter 28|23 pages

A Comprehensive, Interactive, Web-Based Approach to Job Analysis: The SkillsNET Methodology: Darrel L. Sandall, John Henderson, Roni Reiter-Palmon, Michael L. Brown, and Scott R. Homan

ByDarrel L. Sandall, John Henderson, Roni Reiter-Palmon, Michael L. Brown, and Scott R. Homan

part IV|3 pages

Work Analysis Research and Innovation Winston Bennett, Jr. and Suzanne Tsacoumis, Section Editors

chapter 29|37 pages

What and Who? Research and Conclusions on Two of the Most Important Questions in Job Analysis

ByRobert J. Harvey, Mark A. Wilson

chapter 30|9 pages

A Framework of Potential Sources of Inaccuracy in Job Analysis

ByFrederick P. Morgeson, Michael A. Campion

chapter 31|22 pages

Understanding Mission Essential Competencies as a Job Analysis Method

ByGeorge M. Alliger, Rebecca Beard, Winston Bennett, Jr., and Charles M. Colegrove

chapter 33|21 pages

Innovations in Team Task Analysis: Identifying Team-Based Task Elements, Tasks, and Jobs

ByWinfred Arthur, Jr., Anton J. Villado, and Winston Bennett, Jr.

chapter 34|27 pages

Development and Evaluation of A Task Taxonomy to Support Research On Cross-Job Transferability of Skills

ByCharles E. Lance, Tracy Lambert Griggs, R. Bruce Gould

chapter 35|18 pages

Analyzing Job and Occupational Content Using Latent Semantic Analysis

ByPeter W. Foltz, Robert J. Oberbreckling, R. Darrell Laham

chapter 36|32 pages

The Science and Practice of Job Analysis Abroad 710

ByRebecca Lyons, Peter Musaeus, Eduardo Salas, and Katherine A. Wilson e Review Process

chapter 37|7 pages

Concluding Thoughts: Challenges and Opportunities in Work Analysis “Dynamic” Work Analysis and Design for Globally

ByWinston Bennett, Jr., George M. Alliger, Mark A. Wilson, and Shanan Gwaltney Gibson