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Issues in resource management

Please assist me in answering the following questions.

1. As a result of rising health care costs and the challenge to contain them, companies are trying to encourage employees to better care for themselves, and some are even penalizing employees if they do not. What rights, duties, responsibilities, and consequences does this strategy imply?

2. One element that affects a firm's culture is its employee population. While a corporate culture can shape an employee's attitudes, it will do so more easily if people with those attitudes are hired in the first place. How would you develop a recruitment and selection process that would most successfully allow you to hire the best workers for your particular culture?

3.Organizational cultures are typically identified as compliance-based or values-based. Describe the type of culture at your organization. Which type of culture would you prefer to work in and why?

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1. When companies encourage employees to take care of their health to keep health care costs low, the main duty involves the policy being known. Because the employer is penalizing employees for improper self-care, the employer has a duty to create written policies regarding the exact terms of penalization. Improper health care is subjective and no two employees may agree on how employees should maintain their health.
The main consequence of this strategy is that penalization will likely encourage a higher employee turnover. Because many initiatives to take care of one's health cost money, the employer needs to determine if they are paying suitable wages in order to sustain a policy that penalizes employees for not caring for their own health to lower health care costs for the employer. While the employer does have a right to enforce policies at their choosing, the employer must also ensure that instituting such a policy does not discriminate against any ...

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The solution thoroughly addresses the following questions:

1. As a result of rising health care costs and the challenge to contain them, companies are trying to encourage employees to better care for themselves, and some are even penalizing employees if they do not. What rights, duties, responsibilities, and consequences does this strategy imply?

2. One element that affects a firm's culture is its employee population. While a corporate culture can shape an employee's attitudes, it will do so more easily if people with those attitudes are hired in the first place. How would you develop a recruitment and selection process that would most successfully allow you to hire the best workers for your particular culture?

3.Organizational cultures are typically identified as compliance-based or values-based. Describe the type of culture at your organization. Which type of culture would you prefer to work in and why?

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