Ch 2: Job Analysis & Design

About This Chapter

Part of a human resources manager's job is accurately describing the responsibilities and expectations of employees. These video and text lessons teach how proper job design maintains a quality work environment.

Job Analysis & Design - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Quality job design is an essential element to a human resources department. As you will learn through this lesson, employees with a better sense of direction and motivation are much more likely to stay productive and empowered. The power of a solid HR foundation cannot be understated; without job design in place, the workplace has the potential to fall apart. The lessons contained in this chapter include:

  • How to properly construct a job design
  • Why empowerment is important in the workplace
  • Different types of redesign and how they improve performance
  • How to continue improvement in results
  • How to develop a performance standard

Job Design: Definition and PurposeLearn how to define a job design and how to approach the creation.
Empowerment and Job DesignList ways to raise motivation within a workplace.
Types of Job Redesign: Job Enrichment, Enlargement & RotationRead about different approaches for encouraging employees.
Reengineering Jobs for Continuous ImprovementDiscover ways to increase profit and reduce losses.
Analysis & Design in Performance StandardizationResearch how to dissect the methods of streamlining standards.

5 Lessons in Chapter 2: Job Analysis & Design
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Job Design: Definition and Purpose

1. Job Design: Definition and Purpose

A correctly defined job design will attract the right applicants and decrease job turnover by helping everyone understand their responsibilities up front. This lesson explores four approaches that companies can use to create a job design and communicate job tasks to current and potential employees.

Empowerment and Job Design

2. Empowerment and Job Design

Empowerment in job design can improve employee job motivation by increasing autonomy and task accomplishment at work. The three ways to create empowerment are to offer job redesign, quality work circles and teams.

Types of Job Redesign: Job Enrichment, Enlargement & Rotation

3. Types of Job Redesign: Job Enrichment, Enlargement & Rotation

Managers must be aware of ways to increase employee motivation. This lesson describes the various ways to redesign a job to encourage employees, including job enrichment, job enlargement and job rotation.

Reengineering Jobs for Continuous Improvement

4. Reengineering Jobs for Continuous Improvement

Reengineering jobs for continuous improvement results in dramatic improvements such as streamlined processes, enormous cost savings, and more profit for the company.

Analysis & Design in Performance Standardization

5. Analysis & Design in Performance Standardization

Job analysis and design are important parts of human resource management. In this lesson, we'll be looking at how job analysis and design help to ensure consistency in job performance of employees. A short quiz follows.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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