Human Resource Management Questions and Answers

Human Resource Management

A business's success relies on its people. To that end, human resources management is a critical part of any organization, and any manager can and should play a part in it. Human resources plays...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2020 5:29 pm UTC

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I think that Human Resource management has to transform to being a more strategic contributor to business success because the demands of the workplace are rapidly changing. In any field, it is...

Latest answer posted June 29, 2012 2:26 am UTC

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In large corporations, clerical employees are often removed by several layers of management from the evaluation-writer. Also, because of the natural promotion patterns in place, an immediate...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2012 5:06 pm UTC

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A grievance is an official, written note that concerns a break in written agreements between management and the union. These include: a violation of contract a violation of practice or a past...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2013 5:09 pm UTC

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Human resource management functions must be performed by any business that has employees (human resources.) This includes the smallest family-owned and operated corner store to a large...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2019 1:16 pm UTC

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Like so much in the realm of human resources, targeted recruitment is a complex issue. I see how one could see it as blatently unfair. Yet, I think that there are some elements to take into...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2012 2:21 am UTC

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Adult learning is an essential component of human resources development. Human resources development consists of inducting and training staff members when they are first employed by a company and...

Latest answer posted August 29, 2018 3:22 pm UTC

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A company's business objectives are to prosper by way of growth and achieve healthy profit levels. They require motivated and trained employees to help them achieve these goals. Therefore, quality...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2012 9:13 pm UTC

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One major advantage of centralizing staffing is specialization. Although unit managers may know the business of their units (e.g. manufacturing, web design, etc.) they are unlikely to be up to...

Latest answer posted August 1, 2012 5:48 pm UTC

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Speaking of the United States legal requirements for workplace bulletin boards: Federal, state and local governments do issue legal guidance, rules, regulations and updates to existing guidance,...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2013 6:05 pm UTC

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When a company retains its employees rather than firing them, it can often save time and money. Whenever a firm hires a new employee, it must train that employee to do his or her job. Both the...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2012 2:15 am UTC

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Since you have put this in the business section, I assume that you are asking about the business reasons (as opposed to reasons having to do with society as a whole) that downsizing can be a bad...

Latest answer posted December 12, 2012 1:28 am UTC

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On one hand, some theorists and practicioners incorporate job analysis and competency modeling into a functional pair when discussing or performing job assessments for a business or corporation. On...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2015 12:16 am UTC

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The most important problem that might be encountered comes from the fact that the job incumbent will have his or her own biases. The job incumbent may not have a good overall view of all the...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2012 5:11 pm UTC

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Key to recruitment is using a wide range of sources to generate an extensive list of qualified candidates. There are traditional sources of candidates used throughout modern time and there are...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2016 7:36 pm UTC

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Human Resources (HR) planning is an essential component of an organization's ongoing quest to meet its strategic objectives. This type of planning plays the pivotal role of making sure that the...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2018 8:33 pm UTC

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Human Resource Management concerns the proper training and use of employees to the benefit of a company. Typically, HR Managers try to keep their employees working in the places most suited to...

Latest answer posted December 21, 2011 12:39 pm UTC

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In answering this question, we must first realize that the specifics of the case are very important. It is hard to give a blanket answer that covers all situations in which an employee is...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2013 12:27 am UTC

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The ethical implications of this question become much more obvious if you translate it from the jargon intended to obscure the underlying realities to simpler English. Assume you have a reasonably...

Latest answer posted July 11, 2012 12:59 pm UTC

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In order to answer this question, you need to understand what the difference between traditional human resources and strategic human resources is. In a nutshell, traditional human resources is...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2020 11:12 am UTC

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With voluntary job turnover (meaning, the employee has chosen to leave the company for whatever reason), there are different costs and benefits. These will vary based on the level of the employee...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2019 4:35 pm UTC

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One factor managers should take into consideration when determining the level of associate involvement in managerial decisions is the sensitivity of the internal company information the associate...

Latest answer posted August 1, 2012 6:59 pm UTC

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I would say that there are more benefits to having a formal Human Resource Management process. The more formal the Human Resources process is in an organization, the more likely it is that there...

Latest answer posted July 5, 2012 12:42 am UTC

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Employers are required to post certain information. They do not have to allow workers to post their own bulletin boards. First of all, the federal government of the United States requires...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2013 5:57 pm UTC

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Jack Welch, longtime Chairman and Chief Executive of General Electric, knows quite a bit about how run an exceptionally large, and successful, corporation. One of Welch’s strengths as a corporate...

Latest answer posted September 4, 2013 1:50 am UTC

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This question relates to whether or not employees have the right to freedom of speech in the workplace. Workers in the private sector are not generally protected by the First Amendment at work....

Latest answer posted September 1, 2018 4:05 pm UTC

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The major benefit of including KSAs that are about safety in a job description is that they get the applicants to understand how important safety is to the firm. If a job description includes KSAs...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2012 7:32 pm UTC

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There are at least two important goals of employee selection. First, human resources departments are trying to select employees who will be good at their jobs. The departments and others involved...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2012 11:01 pm UTC

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There are many ways of looking at communication in an organization. There is vertical communication, and there is horizontal communication. There is formal communication, and there is informal...

Latest answer posted July 29, 2012 2:01 am UTC

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Strategic Human Resource Management adds value to a company because human resources are one of a company’s most valuable assets. Recruiting, training, evaluating, and retaining employees is...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2013 11:10 pm UTC

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The first thing that needs to be taken into consideration when designing a training program is prior knowledge—in other words, what the students already know about the topic at hand. For example,...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2018 8:14 pm UTC

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I think that you can make the claim of "dehumanization" to nearly every endeavor that uses technology in place of human effort. I think that the use of staffing technology could be dehumanizing if...

Latest answer posted August 2, 2012 4:27 am UTC

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The answer is yes in almost every case. Being that there are so many different labor sectors ranging from mining, to manufacturing, to education, among hundreds of others, there may be a few...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2013 4:23 pm UTC

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Let's compare the relative effectiveness of engineering versus management controls to improve job safety and health. Engineering job safety and health within a company entails forecasting potential...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2012 3:51 am UTC

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Your first task here is selecting a position about which to write. Strategically, you should choose an exempt rather than hourly position, perhaps with technical or managerial responsibilities, as...

Latest answer posted August 2, 2016 2:19 am UTC

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The HR manager is not only responsible to the company for access to qualified personnel, etc., but is also the expert on benefits, hiring ethics such as gender equality, firing criteria, on-the-job...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2012 12:04 am UTC

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There are some fairly intense implications for embellishing or including false information on a resume. In general, I would say that it is wrong to do so. I think that not being able to act in...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2012 11:43 pm UTC

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In order to understand why this is so, let us look at what “human resource management” is. The link below tells us that human resource management is all the activities undertaken by an enterprise...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2013 10:46 pm UTC

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If an employee is emotional to an excessive degree, the best thing to do (assuming the employee is worth keeping) is to give that employee feedback in ways that are designed to be factual and not,...

Latest answer posted January 27, 2013 10:18 pm UTC

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Companies can validate the statement that "Our human resources are our most valuable assets" through the use of policies designed to reflect that motto. Any discrepancy between image and reality...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2013 3:42 pm UTC

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A medical center administrator has to be aware of everything at once to keep the medical center running smoothly. All health care providers face pressure not only to demonstrate their ability to...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2013 7:35 pm UTC

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There are several important strategies necessary for managing diversity in the workplace. First, it is important to ensure that nothing in the workplace creates an hostile environment for diverse...

Latest answer posted June 6, 2012 10:51 pm UTC

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It can be difficult, but not impossible, to reward people differently for similar work. People can be hyper-alert to any treatment in the workplace that is perceived as unfair or unequal, and this...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2012 2:08 am UTC

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Human Resource Managers have to understand the qualifications of their employees and prospective employees, and if there are a lot of international applicants that can get complicated. If I get an...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2012 2:46 am UTC

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Regardless of their lack of remuneration, unpaid work is highly beneficial for anyone who wants to establish a valid and strong reputation in a field of work where there is competition to get in....

Latest answer posted April 11, 2013 3:55 pm UTC

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A major part of effective management to promote motivation and build morale in the workplace requires a manager with excellent leadership skills. An effective leader should demonstrate management...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2012 9:36 pm UTC

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Job satisfaction should help to increase organizational commitment and better work outcomes. If a person is satisfied with his or her job, they will be far more likely to work harder and longer to...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2012 6:29 pm UTC

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This is a hard situation. Here are the steps to take. First, you did the right thing in speaking to the person. Sometimes this is all that it takes. Sometimes people do not know what they are...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2013 10:30 pm UTC

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The main advantage of the applicant tracking system is that the business knows what type of person applies for the job and how many accept employment if it is offered. An applicant tracking system...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2013 6:18 pm UTC

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In general, employers do not have to allow union solicitation materials to be posted on company bulletin boards. However, companies also do not have a blanket right to ban all such materials....

Latest answer posted February 1, 2013 5:13 pm UTC

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