Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies
Work Analysis & Design
This course is concerned with applied theory, strategies, operational issues and research related to conducting job analyses. Individual job description and specification development is emphasized but 'macro' concerns of organizational design are also considered. Emphasis is placed on using appropriate techniques to acquire, measure, assess, and use information gathered in the work place. The course also explores and develops consulting skills used in the HR field. Students learn to use work analysis modeling techniques to support decision-making in job and organizational design and specification, performance appraisal and development, program evaluation (e.g., training initiatives), and other HRM tasks. Specific strategies and methods are compared and critically analyzed.