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Management and law

1. How would you define a "bad hiring decision" in the private sector? To what degree do you think staffing managers should be held liable for their decisions? Why? As an HR professional, how can you avoid adverse situations occurring relative to the staffing process? Please provide examples.

2. What actions should be taken concerning disciplining and/or discharging employees in the private sector? How do you, as an HR Manager, know which employee actions require disciplinary action? Please provide examples of employer actions that have been appropriate. How about employer actions that have backfired? What has been the role of case law (court cases) in defining disciplinary actions in organizations? Bring in specific examples.

3. Discuss one or two employment laws (municipal, state and/or federal) and/or court cases that relate to one of the following benefits--workers' compensation, Social Security, jury duty leave, voting leave, blood donor leave, retirement plans, vacations, flexible spending accounts, stock ownership plans, and/or 401(k) plans.

4. s it time for our nation to take a different approach with labor unions? For example, would our private-sector organizations be better off with government-run labor unions? Or, are there other approaches/changes you have read about that merit further consideration? For example, are there approaches taken in other countries that we might be able to apply in the U.S.? What changes need to be made? Do you have other ideas on this?

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1. How would you define a "bad hiring decision" in the private sector? To what degree do you think staffing managers should be held liable for their decisions? Why? As an HR professional, how can you avoid adverse situations occurring relative to the staffing process? Please provide examples.
A bad hiring decision is one where an inappropriate person is recruited. There is a misfit between the person and the position for which he has been hired. The misfit may be in terms of qualifications, skills and experience, or interpersonal skills. The cost of a bad hiring choice has been estimated by the US Department of Labor to be 30% of the first year's potential earnings.
The staffing managers should be held fully liable for their decisions. They must be blamed to the full extent. The reason is that they are trained to be objective in selection, and know the law. Still if they make poor decisions, they must be blamed.
Bad decisions can be avoided if the HR is objective; makes fact based hiring decision, and provides guidelines that are specific to the position. .

2. What actions should be taken concerning disciplining and/or discharging employees in the private sector? How do you, as an HR Manager, know which employee actions require disciplinary action? Please provide examples of employer actions that have been appropriate. How about employer actions that have backfired? What has been the role of case law (court cases) in defining disciplinary actions in ...

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