Why is it important in today’s business environment to have a sound job analysis system? What methods are available for collecting job analysis data?

Week 4 – Overview & Learning Objectives

Week 4 – Overview & Learning Objectives

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Assigned Readings:

Chapter 4. Strategic Planning, Human Resource Planning, and Job Analysis 

Overview:

Building upon HR as a strategic planning function of the organization, this chapter connects HR planning activities to the overall organizational mission, environment, objectives, and organizational strategies. HR planning is shown to include the concept of job analysis as setting a standard for matching workforce supply (internally and externally) with job openings that accomplish the strategy of the organization, as well as the creation of job descriptions.  The job analysis process and methods, components necessary for a job description, and competency modeling are explained for the purposes of supplying appropriate capabilities for the workplace/organization. Concepts such as job design are noted as important in relating work within all organizations. Job enrichment, Job enlargement, and reengineering are suggested alternatives in job design.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the H R strategic planning process.
  2. Explain the human resource planning process.
  3. Describe the job analysis process and methods.
  4. Summarize the components of a job description.
  5. Explain what competencies and competency modeling are.
  6. Summarize job design concepts.

Reflect on the assigned readings for the week. Identify what you thought was the most important concept(s), method(s), term(s), and/or any other thing that you felt was worthy of your understanding.

Also, provide a graduate-level response to each of the following questions:

  1. Why is it important in today’s business environment to have a sound job analysis system? What methods are available for collecting job analysis data?
  2. What is succession planning? How has succession planning changed in recent years?

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[Your initial post should be based upon the assigned reading for the week, so the textbook should be a source listed in your reference section and cited within the body of the text. Other sources are not required but feel free to use them if they aid in your discussion].

 [Your initial post should be at least 450+ words and in APA format (including Times New Roman with font size 12 and double spaced). Post the actual body of your paper in the discussion thread then attach a Word version of the paper for APA review]

[Your post must be substantive and demonstrate insight gained from the course material. A peer response such as “I agree with her,” or “I liked what he said about that” is not considered substantive and will not be counted for course credit. A blank post just to review other submissions will not be tolerated]

Short Essay

In a brief essay, explain the difference between job enrichment and job enlargement.

The assignment is to answer the question provided above in essay form. This is to be in narrative form and should be as thorough as possible. Bullet points should not to be used. The paper should be at least 1.5 – 2 pages in length, Times New Roman 12-pt font, double-spaced, 1 inch margins and utilizing at least one outside scholarly or professional source related to human resource management. The textbook should also be utilized. Do not insert excess line spacing. APA formatting and citation should be used.

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