Ch 6: Job Design & Performance Metrics

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Boost your understanding of the importance of job analysis and design with this chapter. These lessons and quizzes can be used to help you get the highest score you can on a test or certification exam.

Job Design & Performance Metrics - Chapter Summary

Our instructors define job design and explain why it is so important. You'll be introduced to the three types of job redesign, including enrichment, rotation and enlargement. The similar study of job reengineering and how it can foster continuous improvement is also presented.

Your study will continue with the importance of descriptions and specifications in jobs and the four methods used by human resource managers to evaluate jobs. This chapter will help you understand how to do the following:

  • Identify four approaches you can use to create a job design
  • Recognize three ways to create job empowerment
  • Increase employee motivation through job redesign
  • Reengineer a job for improvement
  • Use job evaluations effectively
  • Understand how human resource managers use job analysis

Our mobile-friendly, engaging lessons and short quizzes are designed by professional instructors to ensure your learning experience is easy. Use the quizzes and tests to gauge how well you understand the lessons and where you may need to review the information again. If you want to review just one portion of a video lesson, use the video tabs in the Timeline to jump directly to the section you'd like to see. If you have questions as you review the lessons, contact one of our instructors for help.

8 Lessons in Chapter 6: Job Design & Performance Metrics
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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.

The Importance of Job Specifications, Job Descriptions, and Position Descriptions

5. The Importance of Job Specifications, Job Descriptions, and Position Descriptions

Job design is one of the key responsibilities of human resource management professionals. In this lesson, you'll learn about job specifications, job descriptions, and position descriptions, and why they are important to human resource management.

Four Methods of Job Evaluation: Ranking, Classification, Point & Factor Comparison

6. Four Methods of Job Evaluation: Ranking, Classification, Point & Factor Comparison

Are some jobs in an organization more valuable than others? In this lesson, we'll learn about job evaluation and how human resource management professionals can use job evaluation methods to help determine the value of jobs in their organizations.

Job Sharing: Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages

7. Job Sharing: Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages

Want more job flexibility? Job sharing may be the answer. In this lesson, you'll learn about job sharing, its advantages, and its disadvantages. You'll also have a chance to take a brief quiz after the lesson to reinforce your knowledge.

Analysis & Design in Performance Standardization

8. 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.

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