Hrm 201 case mod 1

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Module 1 – Case


Assignment Overview

Job Analysis and Job Design

In this assignment, you are heading up a work team with the task of
conducting the following:

Job description includes basic job-related daqta that is useful to
advertise a specific job and attract a pool of talent. It includes
information such as job title, job location, reporting to and of
employees, job summary, nature and objectives of job, tasks and
duties to be performed, working conditions, hazards, machines,
tools and eupment to be used by a prospective worker.

Job specification is also known as emploee specifications. A job
specification is a written statement of educational qualifications,
specific qualities, level of experience, physical, emptional,
technical and copmmunication skills reuired to perform a job. This
also includes responsibilities involved in a job and other unuaual
sensory demands such as general health, mental health,
intelligence, aptitude, memory, judgement, leaderhip, emotional
ability, adaptability, flexibility, values, ethics, manners and

Job design follows job analysis. It aims at outlining and
organizing tasks, duties and responsibilities into a single unit of
work for the achievement of certain objectives. It also outlkines
the methods and relationships that are essential for success of a


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certain job. In simplier terms, it refers to what, how much, how
many and the order of tasks for a job.

Case Assignment

For this assignment, review the following:

Armstrong, M., & Tayler, S. (2020). Chapter 27: Workforce planning.
In Armstrong’s handbook of human resource management practice
(15th ed.). Kogan Page. Available in the Trident Online Library,
Skillsoft database.

Sparkman, R. (2018). Chapter 1: Strategic workforce planning. In
Strategic workforce planning: developing optimized talent strategies
for future growth. Kogan Page. ISBN: 9780749482015. Available in
the Trident Online Library.

Sparkman, R. (2018). Chapter 7: Skills-based strategic workforce
planning. In Strategic workforce planning: developing optimized
talent strategies for future growth. Kogan Page. ISBN:
9780749482015. Available in the Trident Online Library.

In this assignment, you are the HR Manager at your current
employer or an employer you are familiar with. You have a staff
whose main function is to analyze the company’s employment
needs for the next 12 months. Apply your knowledge to design and
implement job analysis and job specifications to one job at your

Your assignment is to analyze the current needs of your company
by selecting one of the company’s open positions. (You can
improvise background data needed for certain steps in the analysis

In your essay, address the three parts of the assignment listed

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1. Describe each step your team will take to analyze a specific job.
Next, conduct the analysis process as it is currently done at your
organization. Discuss in as much detail as possible what your job
analysis steps reveal about the selected job.

2. Discuss the job specifications for your selected job.

3. Meet with a colleague or coworker currently in this position and
ask them if there is anything you missed that they would add to
the position’s specifications.

Refer to background readings and what you have found in the
Trident Online Library. Cite all sources used to help you through
these steps. Support your discussion of key concepts in this Case
Assignment with at least one reference found in a peer-reviewed
journal. In addition, cite any references from the assigned readings.

Your essay submission should be 3-4 pages (or not less than 3 full
pages), not counting the cover page and reference list page. Use
Times New Roman size 12 font; double-space everything, including
references, but do not add extra spacing between paragraphs or
after headings; and, make sure your margins are one inch on all
four sides. You can view how the cover page content should appear
in the sample paper found in the Purdue OWL APA Formatting and
Style Guide. Student papers do not require a running head on any
page. In addition, students are not required to include an Abstract.
Your paper’s title should be above the first paragraph on page two
(there can be no paragraph with the title of “Introduction”). Last, all
pages must have a page number in the top-right corner.

Citation and reference style instructions are available at

Also see the Trident guide to APA Style, 7th edition.

You will find the following useful as you critique sources:

Herring, J. E. (2011). Chapter 3: Evaluating websites, Figure 3.1, p.
38. In Improving students’ web use and information literacy: a guide

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for teachers and teacher librarians. Facet Publishing. Available in
the Trident Online Library, EBSCO eBook Collection.

Lack, C. W., & Rousseau, J. (2016). Chapter 4: What is critical
thinking? In Critical thinking, science, and pseudoscience: Why we
can’t trust our brains. Springer Publishing Company. Available in
the Trident Online Library, EBSCO eBook Collection.

Assignment Expectations

Your submission will be assessed on your level of critical-thinking
skills as reflected in the grading rubric:

The criteria found in the Critical-Thinking grading rubric for this
assignment are:

Meets assignment requirements

Critical thinking

Writing/communication, and assignment organization

Use of sources and mechanics

Timeliness of assignment

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