Unit Vi Article Critique

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Unit I Case Study Karen Seymour DBA 7559-10C-2A15-S1 September 23, 2014 Professor Addie Mattes Unit I Case Study 1) What seems to be the main source of conflict between supervisors and the HR department at Sands Corporation? It seems to be a power conflict between the supervisors and the HR departments. The supervisors feel that the HR department took over authority of hiring, compensation, appraisal, training and pay increases has which the supervisors feel they should be doing this. On the other hand it seems the HR managers want to keep the authority themselves because it is a source of power due maybe lack of communication of duties related to human resources. The human resource department job is to act as an internal consultant or experts, assisting the supervisors to do their jobs better ( Gomez-Mejia, Balkin & Cardy, 2010). 2) Do you believe that managers should be given more autonomy to make personnel decisions such as hiring, appraising, and compensating subordinates? If so, what are some potential drawbacks to grating them this authority? Explain. Managers should be given more autonomy to make personnel decisions such as hiring, appraising, and compensating. The managers or supervisors are in an a better position to understand the needs and what fits their department and are more likely to make better decisions regarding what their departments needs. The potential drawbacks of giving them this authority are the legal mistakes managers/supervisors can make. This problem can be solved if they get their decisions checked for legality by the HR personnel which is a primary factor in that human resource department is suppose to be experts related to legal matters in their field. 3) How should Sands' top executives deal with the complaints expressed by supervisors? How should the director of the HR department deal with the

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