1. Consider each of the products of a job analysis. How do these products affect other organizational outcomes?
2. Imagine that you were in charge of hiring new employees for a particular job that you are familiar with. Which screening methods would you choose and why?
Consider your current job, or a job that you or a friend had in the past.
How would you begin to conduct a job analysis of that position? What methods would you use? What are the important components of the job?
Compare and contrast the four specific, structured methods of job analysis: the functional job analysis, the job element method, the Position Analysis Questionnaire, and the critical incidents technique. Make a table listing their respective strengths and weaknesses.
Which middle school student is at greatest risk of developing a serious emotional disturbance?
a. Jill, the most popular girl in the seventh grade, who sometimes says demeaning things to less popular girls
b. Kevin, an eighth-grader who gets good grades in most subjects, has difficulty interacting with classmates, and has memorized all of Shakespeare’s sonnets
c. Harriet, a sixth-grade girl whose ADHD symptoms are controlled well by medication
d. Mark, a seventh-grade boy who gets poor grades in many classes and frequently acts out in angry, violent ways