Concepts for an Improved Job Analysis
Deborah Ford, PhD
CPS HR Consulting
Robert Ployhart, PhD
University of South Carolina
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Arm yourself with a fundamental working knowledge of the varied aspects of job analysis methodology to better navigate the considerations that are necessary when conducting a job analysis. Increase your awareness of its many functions as well as observe its key contributions to program development. Join Deborah Ford, PhD and Robert Ployhart, PhD as they discuss the nature of work, steps in a job analysis, methodological considerations, data analytic considerations, and applied usage of job analysis.
- Nature of Work and the Role of Job Analysis
- Job Analysis Steps and Caveats
- Considerations for Methods of Data Collection (e.g., surveys, panels, observations)
- Considerations during Data Analysis
- Additional Benefits of Job Analysis
- Methods for Test Plan Design based on Job Analysis
About the Presenters
Deborah Ford, PhD is a seasoned psychometrician working in the field of testing and assessment. Over the past 15 years, Dr. Ford has collaborated in the development and delivery of a number of licensure and certification programs that span a variety of industries including accounting; financial planning; construction trades; water treatment and distribution; counseling and therapy; medical trades and other professional trades. She has helped programs just starting out as well as others with a long tenure. Also, during that time she has presented a number of research papers dedicated to job analysis methodology at professional conferences. Her expertise includes managing job analysis, examination blueprint development, test construction, test administration, standard settings/pass point setting, and test equating using Classical Test Theory and Item Response Theory methodologies. Currently, Dr. Ford manages the licensing and certification unit for CPS HR Consulting.
Robert E. Ployhart, PhD is the Bank of America Professor of Business Administration in the management department at the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business. He has a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Michigan State University (1999). His research focuses on human capital, staffing, personnel selection, recruitment, staffing-related legal issues, and applied statistical models. His most recent research focuses on the intersection of psychology with organizational strategy. Dr. Ployhart has published over 100 scholarly articles and chapters, and presented over 100 peer-reviewed conference presentations. He has written two books (Staffing Organizations; Situational Judgment Tests). He has served as Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Psychology, and has previously served as an invited Co-Editor for Organizational Research Methods and an invited Associate Editor for Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Dr. Ployhart’s research has been funded by a number of private and public organizations.