Answer: A Explanation: A) The embedded HR unit assigns HR generalists directly to departments like sales and production to provide the localized human resource management assistance the departments need. If employees are unable to receive the HR assistance they need on a regular basis, then it would be appropriate for the firm to assign HR generalists to each department as a direct line to the HR department. Diff: 3 Page Ref: 6 AACSB: Reflective Thinking Chapter: 1 LO: 2 Skill: Critical
The ability to tap into the global labor market will make the company more competitive by being able to offer competitive prices on products due to lower overhead cost associated with the offset in the labor cost. Attracting employees to join the company is the better option unless there is a management position that requires exceptional talent to fill the position. Relocation of prospective employees can be costly to the company and there is no guarantee that they will be long term employees of the company. With the company's plans for expansion I would recommend overstaffing. This will allow the company to stock pile talent for future
Job design is met to organize each task of what each employee is supposed to do; this way everyone is working towards the larger goal for an organization (Gomez-Mejia, Balkin, & Cardy, 2010). The reason why it is so important to have job design is because of three important influences; work-flow analysis, business strategy, and organizational structure. With these three, human resources management can than gather the information to perform a job analysis. This determines whether or not everyone in the organization is doing their part to reach the organizational goal. This will also determine if additional staff is needed or if they may have too many staff.
In addition to skills and qualities employers take into consideration a person appearance and image. It is important for candidates to portray a good image about themselves as in this current economic climate there is great difficulty in finding jobs as there is more demand than supply. In addition to employing the right people, with the right skills, it is also important to consider the future when recruiting. If there is a candidate with the right qualifications and experience and who possesses relevant skills for the job, however is not certain whether he/she will stay in the organization for the long term, may prove expensive for Tesco as they will have to spend more money recruiting and training another new recruit when he/she decides to
This may mean different numbers of employees are required with different skills. The new employees may need induction training and development activities which may increase the costs. However they need a good workforce to achieve their objective. Overall I think that they need to consider all the factors to achieve their full potential. I think that implementing work force plans is not a good idea for first car plc.
We will gain significant operational efficiencies in this manner. Attempting to staff all these positions as employees would require significant resources to provided services that are not core to our business. These services, because we do not consume these services consistently or in large quantities, are significantly more costly than if we procure the services from a company that specializes in the required services as the services are needed. Specializing on the company's "core competencies" has provided cost savings and other operational efficiencies for both us and our business
This means that companies will often omit negative aspects of the position from job postings in order to avoid scaring off applicants. If a company is to compete with these other companies that hide negative aspects of the position to be filled they must make their job postings competitive. An argument for using realistic recruiting policies is that trapping employees or “springing the bad news” on them after they are hired will no doubt raise the cost of retention. As employees find out the entirety of their job after they are hired many of them will no longer see the position as an opportunity and may soon begin searching for new
Building an organization by grouping jobs into work units and allocating resources C. Identifying business functions and mobilizing leaders D. Being flexible and responsive towards customer needs and the competitive environment Correct! The correct answer is: D. A dynamic organization is, “flexible and adaptive, particularly in response to competitive threats and customer needs” (Bateman & Snell, 2011, p.16). 15. For today’s managers, the organizing function requires a higher focus on which of the following? A.
OB is an interdisciplinary field that includes psychology, sociology, economics, political science, management and communications. (Bauer p. 10). The study of Labor or Industrial Relations (LIR) is a subset of organizational behavior topics and is very specialized; however, it can provide insights into the broader view of employer-employee relations in any organization. Wages, benefits, work-life balance issues, workplace conditions, career opportunities, employee development and training programs are just a few of the issues that HR professionals currently manage. As we look forward, the role of HR will be increasingly tasked to prove their worth by improving a company’s financial performance by focusing on activities such as strategic planning, change management, corporate culture transition and development of human capital.