IOP-8400 Industrial/Organizational Psychology Week 3 Assignment:

Job analysis is an essential skill for organizational psychologists. The correct job analysis can lead to better knowledge of the position itself and is the basis for choosing the appropriate person to fill a position and setting salaries and compensations. In this week’s, you will practice applying job analysis and applicant selection techniques. Read Chapters 3, 5, and 6: Spector (2012). Industrial and organizational psychology: Research and practice. 6th ed.


For this assignment, you will analyze a job position, develop an applicant selection protocol which you would use to select an applicant for that position and write a report of these activities. You may choose a position in your own place of employment, or that of a family member or acquaintance: CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER for a national insurance company.

Phase 1: Prepare a job analysis through following these steps:

  • Use one or more of the approaches listed in the text to gather job analysis information.
  • Prepare a job description that explains each of the KSAO elements described in the text.
  • Go to the O*NET OnLine site and search for the position you have described in your analysis, or a position that is as similar as possible to this position.
  • Note any differences between the elements described in the O*NET OnLine content and the analysis that you prepared. Which elements would be appropriate for you to include? Which ones might not apply to the particular job in the specific job environment or company you have analyzed?
  • Prepare a job analysis of the job positions that you have in mind.

Phase 2: Construct an applicant selection protocol. Include a description of the following:

  • Any psychological or vocational tests to be used in hiring applicants
  • Appropriate work samples to be requested
  • Ethically based biographical questionnaire
  • Key questions to be asked in an interview for this position

Support your job analysis and application selection report by using at least three (3) scholarly sources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.

Length: 5-7 pages not including title and reference pages.
References: Minimum of 3 scholarly resources.

Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that you have reviewed, reflect scholarly writing, and current APA standards.

    Customer Area

    Make your order right away

    Confidentiality and privacy guaranteed

    satisfaction guaranteed