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Human Resource Management 1-3
Please seperate each question
Two paragraph per question
In Chapter 1 we talk about the role HR plays within today’s organizations. It’s logical is it not? Today, the most valuable asset a company can have is its employees! Years ago while pursuing our MBAs, we took courses in Inventory Management, Production, and Plant Operations. TBut then twenty years ago our economy was based upon manufacturing and a company’s production capacity and inventory were of prime importance. Today, we’re in the information age and employees, especially creative employees with innovative ideas and technological skills, are paramount.
Twenty years ago, an HRM was little more than an administrator, someone to process the application form and ensure the new employee’s beneficiary form was completed correctly. Today, HRM’s are strategic partners in every thriving business enterprise developing policies and programs to support the mission of the business enterprise. Be sure to read and understand the information presented in Table 2.1 on pages 38 and 39 of your text.
Take a moment and define for us in your own words what you understand "strategic" to mean? And then discuss in detail and in your own words why we look at Strategic HRM as one of the first topic in this course.
Be sure to include citations from at least two sources you used to develop your responses!
QUESTION 2: Thoughts about HR Functions in today’s world
What I would like you to do is read chapters one and two and then the Art Brooks and the Mayhew articles. As you read, make note of all of the HR functions identified in the readings and reflect carefully on the responsibilities of today’s HRMs.
In your thoughtful idea presentation you want to talk about organizational functions and about the responsibilities an HRM has today to help an organization achieve maximum efficiency and meet their stated goals. Include some thoughts to demonstrate your understanding about how and HRM’s roles and responsibilities have developed and grown. Once you’ve posted your thoughts, take the time to respond to a colleague’s ideas.
Perform an Internet search to find a specific diversity policy for an organization. What is the organization? What is their policy? From what you know of the organization, do you believe they follow this policy in reality? Are there any articles in the news that contradict their policy?
Which Web site or Internet link did you use? Post it as a formal APA citation.
Students, try to use a variety of different organizations. Yes, you may use your own company or organization.
Interact with another student.
What are some things we can do, personally, to be more multiculturally efficient? Use at least one reference to support your comments.
Question 5: Internal vs External Recruiting
To respond to this question, you first want to define and discuss INTERNAL vs. EXTERNAL recruitment practices. You want to demonstrate your understanding of the pros and cons of each approach. Include in you discussion an example of a situation in which each of these approaches might be particularly effective. Be sure to conduct independent research and include an expert's ideas (with proper citations) to support your argument.
Question 6: What haven’t we focused on?
There is a wealth of information available in our texts, isn't there? I cannot possibly ask you questions about every topic and concept - but I want to make sure you know the material. For example, we didn't talk about INTERVIEWS and the various interviewing techniques an HRM can use. Then, there are the important topics of NEGOTIATING with and PLACING employees, once they have been hired!