About This Chapter
Who's it for?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering human resource management material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn about human resources. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding job analysis, design, evaluation and specifications
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning about human resources (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about job analysis and design
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra human resource learning resources
How it works:
- Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
- Press play and watch the video lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the Job Analysis and Design chapter exam.
Why it works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Job Analysis and Design chapter exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any job analysis and design question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
Students will review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a job analysis and design unit of a standard human resource management course. Topics covered include:
- The purpose of job design
- Job redesign
- Reengineered jobs
- Four methods of evaluating jobs
- Performance standardization
1. Job Design: Definition and Purpose
A well-designed job boosts productivity and lessens turnover rate. Learn about job design and its purpose. Know the four approaches to job design - scientific management; job enlargement and rotation; job enrichment; and job characteristics theory - and their pros and cons, with examples.
2. Empowerment and Job Design
Job design is when an employee has control over creating the responsibilities of a job. This is a method used to bring empowerment to employees in the workplace. Discover how companies create empowerment in the workplace through job redesign, quality work circles, and teams in this lesson.
3. Types of Job Redesign: Job Enrichment, Enlargement & Rotation
Managers are tasked with retaining highly qualified employees, but most people don't enjoy doing the same tasks day after day. Explore how job redesign, including job enrichment, enlargement and rotation can provide employers with additional tools to improve employee satisfaction.
4. Reengineering Jobs for Continuous Improvement
Successful organizations engage in continuous improvement to ensure work processes remain relevant and meet an organization's needs, which change over time. To promote continuous improvement, organizations sometimes must reengineer their jobs. Learn about reengineering, understand why organizations do it, and review the methods human resources professionals use to reengineer jobs.
5. Analysis & Design in Performance Standardization
Job analysis involves identifying skills, knowledge, and duties expected from a given job, and job design focuses on how a job contributes to a company. Explore the intentionality behind job analysis and design, and how performance standardization uses appraisals and contributes to professional development.
6. What Is Employee Engagement? - Definition, Strategies & Examples
Employee engagement is a measurement of satisfaction found in a person's work ethic that inspires them to succeed in a role out of loyalty to the company over monetary reward. Learn more about the definition of employee engagement and explore examples of strategies businesses have used to employ it successfully.
7. What Is Job Burnout? - Definition, Signs & Symptoms
Most of us can relate to feeling stressed about some aspect of our job from time to time, but what happens when we feel stressed at work all the time? Let's take a look at the possible consequences of long-term stress on our physical and mental health.
8. What Is Job Involvement? - Definition & Scale
In this lesson, we will cover the meaning of job involvement and how companies determine employee satisfaction. Test your knowledge at the end by taking a short quiz.
9. What Is Staff Motivation? - Theories & Strategies
It is important for managers to motivate their staff members because motivation incentivizes them to do their best. Learn the definition of staff motivation, two major theories regarding staff motivation, and strategies for strengthening staff motivation.
10. Job Redesign: Definition, Theory & Approaches
Job redesign is the process of reviewing job elements, tasks, and responsibilities to come up with and implement an improved version, which may involve process improvements, varying task allocations, and other relevant changes. Learn about the definition, theory, types, approaches, and examples of job redesign, and explore the steps in the process of redesigning a job.
11. Employee Engagement Surveys: Questions & Template
Employee engagement surveys analyze staff engagement, providing insight into how HR and management can improve. Learn the purpose of these surveys and explore convenient templates for gathering useful information.
12. Job Descriptive Index: Measuring Job Statistics
How satisfied are you at your job? The Job Descriptive Index can tell you! In this lesson, you'll learn more about the index and the five facets of job satisfaction it inquires about.
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 220 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Other chapters within the Human Resource Management: Help and Review course
- Overview of HRM Field: Help and Review
- Organizational Theories & Human Resources: Help and Review
- Staffing in Organizations: Help and Review
- Training and Development in Organizations: Help and Review
- Performance Appraisals: Help and Review
- Employee Compensation Issues: Help and Review
- Employment Law & Employee Rights: Help and Review
- Labor Relations: Help and Review
- International Human Resource Management: Help and Review
- Current Issues and Trends in HRM: Help and Review
- Human Resource Management & Employee Recruitment